WE LOVE WHERE WE LIVE!
What if we united to offer our communities 100s of hours of acts of kindness in the form of service? Last summer we totaled over 500 hours of service in our community, and we are excited to do it again this year! We are working together to find ways to make a difference in the places we live, either individually or collectively. By showing God’s love we hope to have a positive influence on the lives of those around us. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, you can get involved!
Our goal is to serve 100 hours each in Newark DE, Elkton MD, and Avon Grove PA. All you have to do to be part of this is to serve, then log your hours by clicking the button above!
We are looking for more ideas too – so if you have them send them our way!
Carasmark Kids Helping Kids
How it works:
Grab a team: You can have any number of kids on a team (ages 1-18). It could be siblings, cousins, neighbors, friends, anyone!
Set a goal: Work together to raise money this summer (lemonade stands, household chores, talent shows, bake sales, etc).
Celebrate: To celebrate the end we’ll have an outdoor water ice party August 15th!
All money raised provides backpacks for kids in need.
Click the button to register your team.
Good Neighbors Family Days
Good Neighbors is having Summer Family Days every Thursday and Saturday in July and August. Families can sign up on line where there is detailed information about volunteering this summer. You will be working outdoors repairing a home for a family in need. All precautions are taken but there is still a risk in occasional close working conditions when involved with construction. Contact the Good Neighbors office with any questions at 610-444-1860.
Easter Seals Letter Writing
Paris Foundation Shoe/Boot Drive
August 5th 100 Bagged Dinners
Volunteer at the Food Bank
Here are a few suggestions we stole from other churches who have done similar things. See if any would work for you, your small group, your friends, or your family!
- Pick up litter or gather a litter picking team to tidy up an area near where you live.
- Bake a cake for your neighbor.
- Cook a meal for someone who might need some support.
- Think about someone or a group of people in your circles who might be in need. Know any brand-new parents? Make them a meal or a care package today. Has someone new just joined your workplace or group? Create a welcome box for them, with tips for settling in and invitations to social events.
- Run a free car wash.
- Bottled Water Giveaway.
- Lawn Mowing – Look for long grass, knock on the door, and go for it. Several mowers make this short work.
- Rain Gutter Cleaning – This is messy work but very appreciated by homeowners. You will need some ladders, trash bags, and gloves.
- School Supplies – Distribute school supplies house-to-house, especially in needy neighborhoods whose residents include many children.
- Fruit Giveaway – I was surprised at the popularity of this one. People really like fresh fruit, and they will readily take it. This one goes over great guns across the U.S. An orange, an apple, and a banana along with a connection card in a clear plastic bag is enough. This also works well door-to-door.
- Doggie Treats – People often love their pets like family members. Either make from scratch a great doggie treat, or buy them from a pet shop (many shops now offer high-end treats for pets). Wrap several with a ribbon and a connection card and give them out at parks or dog runs.
- Say hello to a person who is homeless and buy them a cup of tea/coffee.
- Make a goody bag for your local police/fire/ambulance station staff to say thanks for helping other people.
- Sort through your clothes and toys to see if there are some nice things you could give to charity.