Today at Girl Power, a program for At-Risk-Youth we took time to brain storm groups of people to help in the community. They were given 10 minutes to brainstorm and create a list of people. I told them that I was applying for a grant so we could do a community service project for those in need.
Example of a few from list:
3. Needy/ Homeless
4. Nursing Homes
As you can see these were divided into categories.
From the established list we voted for the group that we were going to help. Both animals shelters and helping the homeless were popular ones. The girls wanted to give the money to the animal shelter first. Through conversation they learned that the money would go further through helping a homeless shelter. They learned that there are too different ways to give back..
- Time (Through hands on service)
When planning to do a service project it is crucial to take the time to ask what is the greatest need in the community. Take the time to ask those that you are serving, what they need. Next week we will be doing hands on service at a local nursing home. The following week we will be brainstorming how the grant money will bring the biggest impact- providing an opportunity for those in need to become more dependent instead of being dependent on a donation of goods.
Challenge of the week:
Brainstorm to create a list of what philanthropic efforts or people you want to get involved in. Create a list and figure out how you can give back.