1. Act: I baked a pumpkin pie and brought it into work for my co-workers Reaction: I went out of the way to do something nice for my co-workers during the holidays to boost morale. They appreciated me doing this because it made their day especially during such a busy time of year for us at work. It made me feel good because I love to bake and it was great to see the smile it put on everyone’s face. 2. Act: I gave a homeless man my Reese’s candy I had just bought Reaction: I was walking outside CVS and this homeless man asked me for money but I didn’t have any cash on me. He seemed so desperate and I felt terrible so I gave him my Reese’s that I had just bought inside. He appreciated me not just blowing him off and ignoring him like most people do. He told me I had a great personality and he appreciated it. It made me feel good that not all homeless people are just desperate for money. 3. Act: I raised over $300 and danced for 24 hours for sick children through Dance Marathon Reaction: This was one of my favorite things I have done to help others. I raised over $300 for the Children’s Miracle Network and I danced for 24 hours without sitting for these children. It made me feel wonderful to participate in such a good cause. When I saw, the children running around and enjoying all the games it made standing for 24 hours well worth it. 4. Act: I was driving through McDonald’s and saw a homeless guy and bought him a happy meal Reaction: The homeless man I bought the
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One day, during lunch I was running low on money and only had $20 to last me the entire week. My friends and I went through the drive- thru, so we all had to pay together. The total had come out to almost $20 which is what I had. I decided to pay for it to make my good deed of the day. Either way, it would make its way back to me somehow. I was back in school working as a student assistant, when I had to take a note to the academic building. I help in the main building, so I don’t usually have to step foot outside to deliver a note, but this time I did. As I was walking outside, I saw what appeared as a $1 bill on the floor. I felt as happy as a princess on the day of her coronation. It may not be even half of what I spent, but I took it as the world’s wonderful way of rewarding me.
I volunteered at the Gonzales City volleyball clinic where I assisted the head coach by helping the young volleyball players learn how to set, serve, hit, and bump. I did this three times a week for three hours each day. The clinic consisted of children from ages 7-14 and each age group went in at different times. Also, I did community service at my local St. Theodore Church by helping in the jumping house at the church carnival. For the past four seasons I helped fundraise at the high school football games by selling food at the stadium snack bar. In every home football game I would stay for more than half of the game in the snack
I participated in my schools Beautification Project by cleaning up the school grounds and surrounding area. I pulled weeds, planted flowers, laid mulch, picked up trash and painted. This was important to me because it allowed me to give back to the area I both live and attend school. I have baked and distributed cookies to families at the Ronald Me Donald House. I have also prepared snack packs for families at the Ronald Me Donald House- prepared bags with pudding cups cheese crackers, chips, granola bars and muffins. These were provided to families so that they could have access to a snack while at the hospital with their child. I have sort/packed food at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, volunteered as a community meal server and donate blood regularly. I also assisted with coordinating the blood drive at my
One particular activity that I feel has made a difference in the community is my participation in Mini-THON, a student-led philanthropic organization that raises money for research in pediatric cancer and benefits Four Diamonds and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. I have served as the Junior and Senior Co-Chair, or President, for the past two years, respectively. Each year, my responsibilities have expanded from simply attending meetings and contributing ideas for fundraisers, to actively coordinating meetings and organizing fundraisers with local businesses. For example, our club held our first annual “Teenie-THON” for elementary school students. We spent countless hours creating advertisements and permission slips for the participants.
We mostly raised money by selling goods, but I was driven to be an example of giving back by providing a good attitude, lessons to inspire kindness, and implemented events. When I realized how much money my ideas made, I couldn't stop innovating new ways to promote our purpose. This drove me to do more which lead me to go speak on television and ask for donations during my chorus concert. As I thanked them, I reminded them how grateful we are to be a part of a community that's bonded together by love. When we reached our goal of $15,000, we used that money to buy a student glasses, send a child to the doctors, bought some clothes for someone in need, etc. Holiday Hope inspired me and taught me how one person could make a huge impact while bringing people
More of a good cause, but I took it way more serious than it should've been I was 3 out of 5 shots putting Andy Lin at a 63% shooting percent. soon after I went up for a rebound and sprained my ankle which made me think how important the cause was knowing I should've sat out for the rest of the game I overcame my injury by wrapping it up and continuing to do it for the ones who’s needed the funding and ones who came out to support .This event was held for a whole day but still with that time frame we were able to earn 2,000 dollars from supporters. I would say that we were the best but we gave it our all and believed in ourselves to gain success which payed off in a win/win
The Big Event is where students do not sit, and they do not sleep, and they do not drink caffeine, all in support of these children going through these tough times. My senior year of high school, when I decided to come to the University of Iowa, Dance Marathon raised over $2 million all for the kids. I knew I wanted to be a part of
For the past two years I have dedicated one Wednesday a month to going to Ronald McDonald House. While there, my peers and I would cook and serve a dinner for the families staying in the House. I loved the way it felt to give back to these families that had been going though such hard times with their children, so I decided to
We raise money that goes towards research for treatments against childhood diseases. My first year I was on the production and marketing committee. We documented important events leading up to the marathon and kept a live stream going through the whole thing as well. My second marathon I joined the hospitality committee. I aided in the search to find local restaurants that would donate food throughout that marathon. The day of the marathon I made sure all the dancers were properly accounted for and received any information they may need. We organized food deliveries and eating times for over 30 different restaurants and 2,000
Our advisory was invited again to volunteer at YMCA since we did such a successful and fun job last time for the Healthy Kids Day event in April. For this community service, we helped set up a talent show they were hosting. This show was where kids had been preparing for weeks to this day. The kids got to sing, dance, and just mess around. While the kids were partying, the volunteers were at stations where the kids could create things. One station was for crafting with pencils, one was for creating grape caterpillars, and the last one was for serving people popcorn and drinks which was the one I worked at. The kids were very hungry because four pounds of popcorn was all gone before the show started. Four pounds is a lot especially since popcorn
I am passionate about social justice, particularly global poverty. In 2015, I, among other students in the Chicago suburbs raised $62,000 to build a dorm in Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia. We learned about the human trafficking situation and lack of education in Cambodia from a Willow Creek staff member who visited Cambodia. Over the course of a calendar year, I attended bi-weekly meetings for project updates and brainstorming with other student leaders. Then, I would bring back these ideas to my classmates and we planned fundraisers that would work well for our school population. My favorite fundraiser when we raised $700 by selling 18-inch pixy stix (sugar sticks). I never could have sold 700 giant sugar sticks on my own, especially in a one-month
there was so many people out there seating in their seats clapping cheering it was amazing. When we start dancing there where so much enthusiasm going through my body I felt exuberant! The stage lights on was perfect with music and the people in their seats cheering, clapping, and really, enjoying themselves and I loved every minute of it. It made me feel special that I was part of something great. Finally, my dream came true to dance and to dance in front of a lot of people and I knew right there that this was not going be my last performance. After we were done, my group and I told each other how much we were proud of each other. Then later we all meet up with our parents and went home with smiles on are faces because it was the best moment of my
For my random act of kindness, I helped a stranger who ran out of gas on the highway. A young woman riding a bicycle waived my husband and me down in front of the Support Site gate. She began to explain to us that she had run out of gas on the highway near the Carinaro exit, and needed assistance getting to the closest gas station. Usually, I am a naturally suspicious person and would have made up some reason for not being able to help her but this time I figured why not. The women got into my car and we began heading to the nearest gas station. During our ride, we exchanged pleasantries and made small talk.
I was honored to partner with two local non-profits in our community to include The San Antonio Food Bank and Children’s Hunger Fund. My primary roles were to work collectively with other volunteers to fight hunger by delivering nutritious food to individuals and families in need. I helped package food and checked items for freshness. To ensure food was fresh I closely inventoried food for expiration dates, spoiled items and opened packages. Once food was inventoried, I then assisted with packaging items into boxes for delivery to those in need. I volunteered at the San Antonio Food Bank from May/19/2016 to Dec/1/2016 and the Children’s Hunger Fund for the month of April/2016.
While working, my friend and I had some of the homeless folks giving us candy and cookies. Honestly, I did not want to have any but people felt offended when I refused to take their offers, so I ended up taking everything I was given. During meals people would make sure not to throw away food, so if they were something they did not like, they would walk around offering people their leftovers. It was touching how the homeless people always shared the little they had, and they referred to each other as brothers.