I have done the homeless sleepout project two times. This project raises awareness to the amount of homeless people in our community. As Key Club was preparing for the sleepout, each member of the club was raising money to donate to the PADS shelter. Both years I participated in the homeless sleepout, Streator and Woodland
Scattered thoughts, last minute ideas, zero organizational skills, and no set schedule summed up my lifestyle as a vacation bible school director. So the idea of stepping out of my comfort zone seemed appropriate for helping me and my family to grow in faith. I had been the vacation bible school director at our church for 5 years, and with the excellent team of leaders that I had, it was not a difficult task to host a week long vacation bible school for about 100 kids. Each leader was assigned a designated age group to prepare lessons, decorate class rooms, and assist with any other tasks that needed to be completed. “Many hands make light work” my preacher would say, and this statement held true year after year, as me and my team hosted multiple successful vacation bible schools for our church.
Things used to be different. I used to go to school, laugh uncontrollably at lunch with all of my goofy friends and hoped that I would have time to spend with my boyfriend during the weekend. I used a name that my mom and dad gave me. The only thing I had to worry about was getting good grades… but now I worry for my family. I worry about how we can survive for another week.
Over three million dollars worth of donations came in from the United States and an additional eighteen foreign countries (“Wave of Destruction”). People all around the world were helping to get clothing, food and any other supplies that was needed. The American Red Cross went and set up shelters for anyone whose house was destroyed in the flood. Helping Johnstown was the Red Cross’s first major disaster they worked with. It had attracted dozens of reporters, along with aid groups to help.The people of Johnstown did not waste any time at all to get started and make changes to help prevent another flood and to reconstruct the town.
Thanksgiving is coming, and I want ask you if you know, what does it mean ? Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated to eat the food with who we love or like such as our family. Some people ,they donot and cannot have like what we have, but they can share us our plates . Many of the people suffer from hunger and poorst also ailment when we can help them. therefore I decide with group of people to establish small center to help the weak people, and we will try to make the best in the next Thanksgiving to see the smile on faces poor people.
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.
I know as a student missing one day of school was horrible because you got so behind. As a teacher missing one day of school was even worse. I didn’t know if my students would get to everything they had to do. I didn’t know if I had everything set out so that my lesson plans were easy to follow. I was thankful that my Mentor Teacher was quick to get back to me and let me know what
I have had the unforgettable opportunity to personally raise $1,400 for kids to go to summer camp, whose families could not afford it otherwise. I have worked at food drives, homeless shelters, and kid’s programs in my town, in hopes to make someone’s day a little bit better and ultimately make my community stronger. These experiences shaped who I am today. While I cherish the experience I had making a difference in my own town, I am ready to grow and leave a positive impact somewhere else in the country. I want to go on an alternative break trip to spread my knowledge, experience, and positivity with other members of my team, and the people, land, and environment that we encounter throughout the trip.
VBS is used as a community outreach tool by most churches to encourage additional memberships and serve the surrounding area. The following are seven ways you can amp up your church’s VBS this year and WOW your kids: 1. Theme is of Paramount Importance: Choosing a fun theme is crucial to creating a memorable VBS. Many Christian bookstores will have complete curriculum that includes music, teachers manuals, suggestions for games
My Service Learning Project had been planned accordingly thanks to my family, I had volunteered with my family at the homeless shelter to serve food and give necessities to the homeless before Christmas time. My personal involvement with the homeless was absolutely attending their priorities such as toiletry, food, assistance, etc. as well as providing a warm hand to be open minded with. I previously had friends who relied on the homeless shelter, and I had credible knowledge on what the homeless were asking for in terms of help. I would engage in involvement or communication with some of the homeless to not only provide their necessities, but positive social interaction.