Very conveniently our friend Katie Hawkes invited us to a service project with Feed my Starving Children it's a super cool organization that works solely off of volunteer work. What they do is they get a group of people together around 50 people per session and they pack meals that contain soy, rice, veggies, and chicken seasoning. This has helped tons and tons of families in over 70 countries around the world. This night there were 58 of us and we were there for about an hour and a half and we packed over 10,000 meals! It was a lot of fun and it really wasn't hard work at all. It was easy! You can actually call them and make appointments for just you or a whole group. So anyways go - have fun, there are a lot of people that need your help.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
So just so you know I haven't forgotten about the whole service in September thing. I want to say that I have been preparing projects little by little but the truth is a Should be doing more and actually delivering. But, last week I cooked dinner for a family that just had a new baby (by the way it was delicious) an awesome concoction of spinach filled raviolis, with breaded chicken breasts, topped with fresh seasoned tomatoes, and with a bunch of mozzarella cheese broiled on top. This morning I babysat a new born baby so his parents could take the day together to go to the temple. The husband just got called into the bishopric so I doubt that they have much time together anymore. This evening Jesse and I delivered a pie from our favorite pie place Crowshaw's Gourmet Pies to one of the families in our ward that we really admire with a little thank you note. So that's in for now - stay tuned because I have some big plans for some fun service projects coming up!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
So I know these aren't things really out of the ordinary but I feel like I should blog them anyways just to keep them service blog going. This last week I took some cake to some of my co-workers, fixed dinner for my brother and his cute family, and a took family pictures for my entire family. Although not big projects or huge acts of kindness, I guess it doesn't need to be anything huge or amazing but as long as long as I can contribute to the happiness and welfare to the people around me that's what I want to make this month all about
Thursday, September 2, 2010
We moved into this neighborhood a little over a year ago and we only know just a few of our neighbors. So for my first act of service in September I made some home made fudge and gave a jar to each one of my neighbors. A lot more people live on my street than I thought because five batches and 18 jars later I finally got to everyone. It turns out that not a lot of people are home during the day so I still haven't met most of our neighbors. :) But at least they got a little treat on their doorstep.
So I was reading Becki Crosby's latest post 26 Reasons I Feel Happy and I felt inspired. Basically for her birthday instead of gifts she just wanted people to do random acts of kindness for others. Since it was her 26th birthday she spent her birthday doing 26 random acts of kindness all day ( I can imagine that was a very long day) Anyways so I decided to copy her idea. But I'm just going to spread it out in the whole month of September. I'll let you know as I go along the fun stuff that I run into. Also if you have any ideas let me know! It's going to be a fun month.