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.
I was going to school everyday putting a smile on my face like everything was fine but once school was over the depression kicked back in. In my homelessness the lesson I learned is there are many less fortunate and hungry people in the world. . When the opportunity presented itself after my years of homelessness it was affirmed that my passion in life was to be a servant giving back to them that are in need. My actions lead me to go out and explore many missions serving homeless children, men, and women.
In the neighborhood where I was raised, socializing with homeless individuals became a daily occurrence. My parents could not afford for us to live anywhere else, so we lived in Starrett City, where the government subsidized our apartment. Consequently, the experiences of my youth enabled me to be more sympathetic and compassionate for a community that I grew up with. When learning about the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, I was excited to participate in a setting that provided more than just nourishment, but also an opportunity for the underserved to engage in conversation, create friendships, and obtain social amenities. I too made meaningful relationships, both with other volunteers and with guests.
In my opinion, Our Daily Bread in a way supports Healthy People 2020. One of Healthy People 2020 leading health indicators is social determinants. Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, live and work in. Access to housing, education, healthy foods, healthcare, and safe environment is something that everyone who attended Our Daily Bread is in need of. They try to assist as many as possible with finding these resources and they understand that most of the population they serve do not have an address.
According to Dictionary.com defines the word serve as “to give assistance; be of use; help.” It is easy for me to help my friends, however, I usually put my needs last. I have no problem taking my friends clothes and food shopping, putting the groceries away, even cleaning their home. I have encouraged my friends to continue their education, watch their children, review their papers and offer suggestions for their assignments. As a granddaughter of a pastor, I watched my grandparents help the people within their community. They would feed anyone who came to their home.
A personal life experience is when my church goes to feed the homeless (every other saturday) my mom and I make food and take it along with us. It feels good to help people who are less fortunate. Finally, after reading the novel The Catcher in the Rye I have been able to relate to Holden in many ways. Just like Holden, I say what comes to my mind, I get anxious when things change and I have to deal with things I am not used too and I like being around kids. I am also a teen just like Holden who is trying to live in this world full of
Being homeless is a struggle by itself. Imagine if you also had HIV. Bailey-Boushay House provides what is most of the time, our clients' only meal for the day. Your support has given our clients the strength they need to keep fighting for their lives. While we have accomplished many things to help our clients, there is still more we can do.
Community service is not only about receiving hours to put on a resume, but it is something you do to guide others and make them feel better. An example of this was when I was part of the MLK day of service at Stockton University two years in a row where I sewed pillows and pins to support the unfortunate; this was a great experience where I was able to make new friends and contribute to the society.Service is not only about being part of large organizations, but it is also about doing small deeds for others, like staying after school and contributing to the club even if it is not mandatory. I also was part of Project Green where I picked up garbage on the beach and planted marram grass. I am the type of person that likes helping the elderly and the needy; so when I go to India, giving clothes and food to the boys and girls who have nothing to eat and sleep with an empty stomach is a priority to me during my trip. The Atlantic County Library is also somewhere I volunteer; helping young children read books and organizing craft days on the weekends.
And I help him with stuff like his phone and stuff around the house. Finally, my mom helps me with cooking and chores and teaches me how to do things that I would have to do later in life and how to do them. She helped me do my taxes last year, showed me how to cook so that I don 't have to go out all the time or just make ramen noodles all the time. In summary, my parents will support me until I move out the house so enjoy it as long as can because they will help through it till will have to do everything on your own. Anything that want help can go to them for the most of it.
When we finally find the person who was in charge of serving the residents we need to help the staff members and after that next we need to go to set up the there dinning room so half of us when with the staff member once we set up all three dining rooms we were ready to take the food from the kitchens and carefully carried the trays of food to the tables where the residents ate with their families and then we help clean up all three dinning room said good bye to staff members and they said we will you be back ?and we said soon then we all went home
Through the experience, I also gained a better understanding of service learning, volunteerism and community service while working with the food bank. I learned about the food banks purpose, mission and history and now have a much better understanding of the organization. In volunteering with the food bank, I was able to learn about food donations, distribution and the challenges in running an organization such as the one we were helping. Overall I see the value in contributing time and work to an organization that helps others in need. Many people depend on food donations and the service and work provided by many people of the organization are making positive impact in the
Chick-fil-A has been helping restaurant team members achieve their dreams of higher education. That has been happening since 1973. He has also donated surplus food to local shelters and soup kitchens. In addition , they feed victims and first responders from disasters. Cathy wanted Chick-fil-A to be more than a chicken place.
I currently participate with my church in Rialto making meals for the homeless and are distribute every Sunday morning. We usually provide meals for about 250 homeless who are aware of our program and expect a meal every week. I also have free piano lessons at my church for children who attend the church and for those who do not. They do not need to be Christians in order to participate, because it is a way to keep children from trouble. After, I graduate I want to provide health care to areas of low resources for people who cannot afford expensive health care benefits.
Born in New York City to an economically disadvantaged Bukharian Jewish family, I grew up in government-subsidized housing projects, where I was raised with people of all races, cultures, and ethnicities. Growing up in Starrett City contributed to my decision to volunteer at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, where I helped individuals lacking access to basic care obtain social services and other amenities. Attending Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) will enable me to continue serving the population that helped raise me. I am especially interested in WCMC’s Medical Student Homeless Outreach Program, not only to be a companion to the underserved community, but also to take a hands-on approach to providing access to fundamental health care. Subsequently,
Hello Debra, We share some common experience as I also worked for a homeless service organization, serving homeless families. As the Assistant to the Director, I took this job very seriously as well. Shelter Programs are in the media, therefore, I agree that this course is important for business to understand ethics in working with the consumers, Executive Staff, Board of Directors and Stakeholders. I feel that we will learn much from this course. -Elizabeth