Through St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, I helped create flower arrangements for the church to sell and raise funds for the local food bank. We had shifts sorting the flowers as well as managing the stand to sell and collect donations. This project was held for three days and we raised enough to contribute to extra church expenses.
Participated in a Habitat for Humanity shift where we painted houses as well as built interior flooring
I worked on construction with community homes and painting finished construction areas.
I was able to do physical work on home building as well as paint finished homes in the community.
Habitat for Humanity made it possible for us to physically contribute to homes for those who are in financial struggle. It was a great hands-on experience that taught each of us how to give strong efforts for a cause. Being able to see the results and hard work was truly amazing, and I believe that this organization is full of great opportunities for our community.
The Dunedin Causeway has always been a favorite beach of mine and once I noticed all the debris/ trash on the beach I decided to get a group together to clean. Being aware of our environment and the influence we, as people, have on it needs to be recognized. We were able to collect pounds of trash on the beach as well as the overflowing trash bins distributed throughout the Causeway. I am glad to make a specific and noticeable difference to my local beach and the environment as a whole.
Volunteering at my church taught me to take care of the treasured establishments within my community. By physically painting and cleaning up the worship center, I felt that I made a distinct difference for my church and it's members. My church truly appreciated my help as well as the other members who came out.
I had a great time bonding with my sisters and putting bags together to give out donations that we had collected. It was an awesome experience to get involved, and I'm glad I was able to contribute to such a nice cause. Know that the Hubbard House will enjoy and be thankful for all that we did, made this such a great experience.
While in New Jersey, I was able to help a few individuals who had disabilities, whether it be in a wheelchair or unable to walk to prepare Thanksgiving in the kitchen. The reason for traveling to New Jersey was due to my aunt, who was disabled this Thanksgiving, who needed extra help with Thanksgiving. I was also about to help a neighbor who is in a wheelchair and needed assistance with lifting and cooking. I made a series of pies and other thanksgiving dishes such as turkey stuffing and mashed potatoes. My help was greatly appreciated considering the short notice and final tasks for the Thanksgiving dinner.
At Wall Springs Park, I was able to work and watch kids while a neighborhood meeting took place for the parents. When the meeting was over, the other volunteers and I were asked to pick up garbage around the park. This type of experience let be helpful to the locals of Palm Harbor as well as contribute to the community park clean up.