I enjoy being there for my grandmother and cleaning her house or doing some picking up here and there as long as I have her company there while I do the work, I don't mind one bit. It's important to me to have strong family values because I feel it makes me a better person and helps me to never forget where I came from. I remember in middle school I did community service and the feeling you get from knowing that you’re being a small part of helping someone in need is a satisfying feeling. I went to Feed the Children to package boxes with everyday necessities. I also have spent some time at the food bank helping packing food for those in need.
During lunchtime, students generally make their way through the crowded cafeteria to sit with their friends, and enjoy their lunch while being supervised; however, many schools are now authorizing students to have an open campus lunchtime. An open campus allows students to leave school campus unsupervised to have lunch or hang out at a local restaurant or business. Having an open campus is beneficial because it allows students to gain independence, responsibility, trust, the health of students, socialize with friends, and help increase business at local restaurants. Therefore, I believe Arapahoe should continue to have an open campus for the benefit of our students. Having an open campus allows students to leave the school grounds to have lunch outside and be able to socialize with their peers.
This is the attitude I grew up. My father died a while ago but the values he instilled me are still with me. As today, I help my community in every way I can contribute. For instance, I volunteer a local food shelf called Emergency Community Help Organization (ECHO), which provides emergency food assistance to people in Blue Earth County and North Mankato. I go to the ECHO foods when I have a free time to hand food to the needy people in my community.
The overview of the typical activities I participated in at the Bakersfield Homeless Center consisted of providing 3 nutritional meals a day for the people and families at the center. We also created a variety of sack lunches for those contracted to work outside of the center. In addition, I helped in the process of handling the fresh food donations that were collected each day, planned and prepared meals, washed dishes and sanitized the kitchen. Furthermore, I participated in activities that were beneficial to my educational and career goals, which involved interacting with the community. For example, I managed to create bonds with the people at the center and gained their trust during the process.
As McMurtry has highlighted, it is about the people helping and giving back rather than pushing for their own individual gain. The purpose of the Salvation Army is to enlighten the community which they are attending to and persevere through the tough situations and reach a goal of creating a prosperous community, either in providing food or in any other way they can. In other words, it is there to help achieve a secure standpoint. The Salvation Army has had a major role in helping communities and many people, especially children. Due to its involvement, it has now become known all over the world due to its aiding efforts.
First, the annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade integrates Hispanic heritage into its line-up; this is an excellent opportunity for Chipotle Mexican Grill. Participating in this parade will foster propinquity of the Chipotle brand resulting in amplified revenue. Next, to reduce wasteful behavior, Chipotle will contribute all edible food destined for disposal to the local Securing Emergency Resources through Volunteer Efforts program’s Hunger Resource Center (HRC). The HRC published a list of urgent food needs to include beans, rice, and leafy greens, all of which are surplus items of Chipotle Mexican Grill (Northern Virginia Family Service, n.d.). Lastly, Chipotle will sponsor a team of employees to participate in the American Cancer Society’s upcoming Relay for Life of Prince William County (American Cancer Society, Inc., 2016).
The club was formed October 31st 2017 after being inspired by the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Conference. The purpose of The Student Occupational Therapy Assistant Club is to promote Occupational Therapy in the community, increase awareness of the Occupational Therapy profession on campus, help students network with current Occupational Therapists in the Tidewater area, share useful information with members about Occupational Therapy, promote volunteering within the community as well as provide a social function for members. In the Student Occupational Therapy Assistant Club, I am president. As President I have been able to not only form the club and run meetings, but also help run and promote fundraisers such as our bake sale, Chipotle night and Shamrock Marathon with J&A
Once the garden was fully grown, I began noticing how successful our garden was. Students and teachers picked fruits and vegetables from the garden that were taken home in order to create a healthy meal. The Special Education class utilized this garden in order to create fresh salsa. Because of this success, our project was then selected to present at the FMEC conference in Washington, D.C. Currently, I am working on a fitness project for students that will help their overall well-being through a variety of unique exercise lessons and healthy eating guidelines.
I had the privilege of speaking to one of the sack pack program directors. Brenda, who has been participating in this Sack Pack Program since it started six years ago, is a justice seeker who helps feed students over the weekend. A justice seeker is a person who fights for change on behalf of others by finding and acting upon injustices, and that is exactly
“Anything you can put in your pantry,” Charland said cheerfully when I asked what type of donations BABH was looking for. Besides donating food, students can get involved with the many events lined up for this fall season. October 3 begins the Big Kick Off Event at the Ferg from 11-3 (Division of Student Affairs Beat Auburn Beat Hunger). Students are encouraged to come out and learn more about the organization. Free snacks and beverages will be provided.
Volunteers are needed in the dinner services by chopping up or cooking all the amounts of foods they need. Not only preparing it, but distributing it as well. Through simple ways of volunteering, it is a way to help one another through love. A way of knowing you are helping many people out there, and feeling good about it. One of the Core Community Staff expresses the way she sees service and what the Andre House has to offer by saying, “This is how I think of André House.
Food Justice at Trinity dedicates it 's time to provide services to those in need within Asbury Park, because we value compassion, solidarity, and charity. Food Justice at Trinity or FTJ hopes to complete the following with additional funding: expanding the urban garden, and purchasing local organic foods for our guests. Trinity has multiple programs which helps us complete our mission of the meeting the immediate needs of hunger and lead towards a brighter future for Asbury Park. Trinity organizes within Asbury to prevent hunger and injustice in the future through our educational efforts. The only way to prevent hunger is to understand why it exists, this is the education Trinity provides to citizens throughout Asbury and to our volunteers.