Presentation on theme: "Community Service By: Elizabeth Vaughn. All the different ways… There are many ways to participate in community service. I acquired my required hours."— Presentation transcript:
Community Service By: Elizabeth Vaughn
All the different ways… There are many ways to participate in community service. I acquired my required hours and more through the following events: Relay For Life carwashes Relay For Life Goodwill Soup Kitchen
Relay For Life… The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Car Wash… We had two car washes to benefit Relay for Life. They were held at Sonny’s from 2 – 6 pm on Friday March 23 and 30. Both of these car washes were big successes!
Car Wash… The car wash was a different experience from the community service I had done before. We were out in the hot sun, running around, and trying to get people to stop for the car wash.
Car Wash… After I participated in the first car wash, I knew it was an experience I wanted to repeat. It’s always great when you can have fun with friends and raise money for a good cause!
Car Wash… Caught in the act! We washed many cars that day… Everyone was working hard!
Relay For Life… VSU held a Relay For Life walk on the Front Lawn April 13 & 14. & 14. Our tent had a tie- dye theme, and our activity was for people to tie-dye towels and washcloths.
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Second Harvest Food Bank… A group of the FYE students decided to go to Second Harvest and help out. We had no idea what we were in for. We thought we would be packing up food. Instead we stuffed and sorted enveloped for about five hours. The envelopes had to be put into boxes according to zip code. It was definitely an experience.
Second Harvest Food Bank… It was a blast getting to know the people at Second Harvest. I had never been to a food distributor before, and after going there, it was definitely not what I had expected. It was a great way to help out and receive community service hours, and I would definitely do it again!
Goodwill… My friend Rita and I went to Goodwill and volunteered for a couple of hours. This was another community service project where we did not know what we were in for until we arrived there. Neither one of us had ever been to Goodwill, and I, at least, was mildly shocked at the amount of clothes.
Goodwill… Rita and I were sent to the back of the building where we took stacks of clothes and hung them on metal racks. We then rolled them to the front of the store and hung them up. Finding the right place to put the clothing was a chore, but once we figured out the system, it was not too bad. I definitely learned a lot about organization from volunteering at Goodwill!
In closing… Community service is a great way to get to know others and learn about yourself. I am really glad I have had the opportunity to participate in all of these community service events. I learned a lot through helping others and getting the job done right. Volunteering has really helped me grow as an individual, and a member of the community.