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Old 02-22-2020, 08:09 AM
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I'm looking into service projects for a church group (adults) I'm leading. Any suggestions on good projects to do?


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Old 02-22-2020, 08:16 AM
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Are you looking for an on going or a one time type of project? What is the budget you have to work with? How many adults will be involved? More specifics will help me share some things DH or I have been involved in.
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Old 02-22-2020, 08:19 AM
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I think visiting nursing homes for sing alongs. I saw a video yesterday of a relative singing with a group. There was so much joy in the resident's faces. They ideas include a food drive with collected items going to a good bank. Visiting shuts also brings joy to people. Some of it will depend on if you want a one-time or in-house project.
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Old 02-22-2020, 08:20 AM
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We are up for either - one time or ongoing. Ongoing would be ideal in the long term! We have about 12 of us. Not sure if everyone would come each time. No real budget, but we can all chip in, when necessary. Thanks!

Love the idea of nursing homes, too.
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Old 02-22-2020, 08:32 AM
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Maybe a senior center or Alzheimer’s residence. Just visiting and listening to them is a help. Simple organized games like throwing a balloon keep them active.


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Old 02-22-2020, 08:34 AM
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You could build a Little Free Library and install somewhere...

https://littlefreelibrary.org/
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Old 02-22-2020, 08:39 AM
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Working in a Soup Kitchen was most meaningful to me. Prepping and serving.
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Old 02-22-2020, 09:41 AM
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The post about the little library reminded me of a little pantry. Stock it with needed items that people can take food as needed.
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Old 02-22-2020, 10:02 AM
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Take healthy snacks or a meal to local fire fighter houses just to say thank you for their service to the community.

Tutor children who need extra help and can't afford to pay a tutor.

Help seniors out in your area by delivering Meals on Wheels if you have that program.

Visit the lonely people who live in assisted living homes.

Pick up trash along roads and parks in your area.

Volunteer at a food bank.

Volunteer at a soup kitchen.

Collect food, blankets and dog toys for animals at the local shelter.

Have a big garage sale at the church to raise money for a common cause.

Find out if seniors at your own church need help with changing HVAC filters, light bulbs and other short home projects.

Mentor children who need a little extra love at the local schools.
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Old 02-22-2020, 06:40 PM
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Collect new p.j.s and story books for kids going in to foster care. This helps them on their first night in a strange place.


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Old 02-22-2020, 07:16 PM
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"Find A Grave?" You download an app, and then use your phone to take pictures of graves in cemeteries near you. Or you can go further and go online and transcribe the words on the gravestone so that it is searchable by people looking for their ancestors.
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