COMMUNITY Service

This is a page dedicated to talking about my local community activities. I hate having a page like this up, since I believe that it is tacky to talk about the nice things you do, but one of the most common things I hear is that it’s ‘difficult’ to do things because you don’t have the money or resources. The goal here is to list some projects that I’ve done locally and nationally so that you can see how community service is easier than you might have thought.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Route 66 Sodas

While roadtripping down Route 66, I found a recipe for a drink using the Prickly Pear (a southwestern specialty) that I thought was really delicious. When I got home, I decided to hold a special, one-night-only soda party in a local park where anyone could come and enjoy a recreation of the recipe I found on the trip.

 

Kids Drawing Contest

Not every contest needs to have a huge prize — sometimes contests can have small prizes and still feel big and important. I ran a kids drawing contest where participants mailed their entries to my house and, once everything was in, three randomly selected kids won a big prize. I made a note to send a letter thanking every kid for entering, and telling them that they did a good job. That way everybody felt at least a little appreciated.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Another event that is fun but not too complicated, I held a scavenger hunt for my neighbors on St. Patrick’s Day. The winners found small value gift cards, lucky trinkets, or even small pots of gold coins. The entire process only took a couple hours to set up and provided a huge amount of fun for the day.

 

Interviewing The Neighbors

Sometimes the easiest way to help bring people together is to humanize them to each other. I conducted a series of interviews with random people in my city asking them personal questions and to tell me about their hopes, dreams, and goals. The end result was published online and helped local people get together to learn more about their neighbors.

 

SUMMER IN A BOX

Not everyone can afford to take a summer vacation, even though everybody loves them. That’s why I created Summer in a Box kits, which contained freshly cut grass, pine leaves, rocks and sand from the beach, and some ocean water. Recipients were able to enjoy a moment of summer vacation, even if just for a minute.

 

The Kindness Box

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

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Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 
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Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Sometimes you end up working on Thanksgiving Day — heaven knows I did it during high school and college. On Thanksgivings, I like to hand out Thank You cards with $5 in cash or gift cards to anybody who is working that day. It’s a nice way to thank somebody for doing their job on a day that they might not want to.