Many of our members and their children have been doing DIY community service for awhile now. If you are ready to try your hand at a DIY Community Service project, check out our ideas. If you need further inspiration to take on your own DIY Community Service activity, read on:
Hannah Maher-Miller decided to forego two days of beach vacation in June to organize a lemonade sale for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. She baked 160 sugar cookies and squeezed a lot of lemons to make delicious homemade lemonade. She sold store-bought dog bones and set up water bowls for dogs out on a walk. She gathered some toys and stuffed animals to sell as well. She and her family sent out emails on the local listsers and to friends asking people stop by for a treat to support the AWLA. Many generous customers insisted Hannah keep the change. She raised $240 which she proudly delivered to the Animal Welfare League the following weekend. Congratulations Hannah on a job well done!
Noemi and Joshua’s Story
Noemi and Joshua’s school was collecting money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and they wanted to do something besides just asking family and friends to donate money. They made chocolate chip cookies from scratch and lemonade to sell outside the house for a couple of hours on a sunny day. They netted $25 and felt proud of doing something good. What a great way to meet people and let them know more about organizations that are important to you. Way to go Noemi and Joshua!
Christine’s daughter wanted to take a collection for Community Lodgings as part of her birthday party. Christine called Community Lodgings to clarify what items they needed and discovered there is a high need for toiletries, as people buy food before buying things like lotion or shampoo. Her daughter’s friends brought their toiletries to the party and the girls packaged everything in gift bags for Community Lodgings. One of the other girls decided she wanted to do a similar activity at her birthday party. Doing good is contagious!