Second Harvest Heartland – Food Sorting and Packing | 2harvest.org
Sorting, and packing food to be distributed to those that are food insecure in Minnesota and Eastern Wisconsin in Golden Valley, Minnesota. The first project that volunteers conquered was Second Harvest Heartland’s new Food Rx program which focuses on those that are food insecure, and have to follow certain dietary guidelines due to cultural beliefs or health issues (diabetes, heart disease). After completing the quota for the day, our volunteers moved on to sorting, weighing, and bagging yams to be distributed to local food shelves across Minnesota and Eastern Wisconsin. Volunteers packed 5,482 pounds of food, and when broken down each volunteer supplied 233 meals.
New York City Relief – The Relief Bus | newyorkcityrelief.org
Serving the underprivileged with New York City Relief in Chelsea Park, New York City, New York. Volunteers met the Relief Bus onsite, and served with coordinators from New York City relief by setting up tables and chairs on the sidewalks in Chelsea Park, serving soup/beverages, offering socks/toiletries, and personally interacting with those in need. Volunteers assisted with clean-up after the event.
Boys And Girls Club of the Cedar Valley | cedarvalleyclubs.com
Leading and participating in daily activities with children at the Boys & Girls Club in Waterloo, Iowa. This volunteer effort called for employees to be a little silly! Volunteers spent the afternoon leading gym games, making arts & crafts, and competing in board games.
Minneapolis Parks & Recreation – Trail Rehabilitation | minneapolisparks.org
Volunteers rehabilitated trails by removing debris, and re-mulching them at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary. As a team, volunteers accomplished more than expected, and were congratulated for working hard without any complaints!
People Serving People | peopleservingpeople.org
Lunch serving with People Serving People in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. This volunteer effort took place two Fridays in a row, as the shelter is always in need of volunteers to help serve meals. We toured the shelter before serving lunch, allowing volunteers to gain a better understanding of the shelter’s mission. After the tour, volunteers served residents utilizing the shelter’s resources, and assisted with clean-up.
Country View Care Center – Special Olympics | countryviewcc.com
Special Olympics with Country View Care Center in Waterloo, Iowa. Volunteers assisted residents participating in the event as well as led Olympic-like activities during Country View Care Center’s annual Special Olympics. Things went so well that a second volunteer effort with Country View Care Center took place a month later!
Minneapolis Parks & Recreation – Rose Planting | minneapolisparks.org
Rose planting with Minneapolis Parks & Recreation at Lyndale Park Gardens in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Volunteers took on the task, and planted over 100 rose bushes in just three hours!