I believe the small things make the biggest difference in a community. Over the years, I have served many, worthy volunteer organizations. From lobbying to the state legislators on bills to alleviate hunger in our communities, to serving lunch at the local senior center, to assisting disabled children at sporting events, I’ve enjoyed many opportunities to make a difference on a large scale. But one ordinary day, I did something I am truly proud of and I think it made my community a better place. I was driving home from work one afternoon during the summer. It was hot by San Diego standards; the temperature approaching more than 90 degrees. As I neared my home, there was a team of workers digging trenches to install reclaimed water pipes
What became evident in my life, were the snowball effect consequences that come with making good or bad choices. Due to this, I arrived to the realization that helping others is principal for all to do. In my opinion, helping others is like guiding and counseling them consciously like a counselor. When family would support me with a difficult situation, I was advised and able to transcend. Everyone will
While volunteering at Discovery Challenger I have exclusively worked with a blind man named Geno. My service to the Discovery Challenger Program has positively affected the community in that the athletes that required a helper were able to have me as one despite the limited number of volunteers who helped the athletes. Another community service I committed myself to while in high school was the club Life is Delicious. Life is Delicious is a club that between two and three times Year members of the club cook a warm meal at the high school, and then some go to the St. Vincent DePaul Homeless Shelter in Waterbury. At the end of my sophomore year I was named Co-President of the club. As a member of the club I went to all of the cooking and serving activities and was able to help the homeless of Waterbury by giving them a warm meal. The most impactful service I performed in my opinion was during my junior year when I was the organizer for the Penguin Plunge. During my junior year I thought that it would be a good idea for the basketball team to do the Penguin Plunge in order to raise money for Special Olympics Connecticut as I had done so in the previous two years. So, I approached the athletic director
If you can incorporate this into your life, and really lead by example, then you will benefit your life and other people's lives in a positive way. That, in turn, will benefit your life in a positive way because it will benefit the world you live
The motto of my high school, which we are supposed to write on every piece of graded work, is “Always My Best”. While this motto is much maligned by the students and even some of the faculty for being vague and simple, I have come to realize over the years that it captures the spirit of my core beliefs due to its vague nature. To me Always My Best means that one is able to give their all in a pursuit, with a constant desire for excellence and knowledge, while also keeping their dignity.
I can make a difference in the world by being kind to everyone at any circumstance. For example in the article, “The Science of Good Deeds” the author states, “"One study showed that when men felt loved by their wives, they were less likely to experience chest pain that might signal a heart attack." This just goes to show that being kind can benefit any person in a positive way. Additionally, “Angel in Disguise” shows us that being kind to someone can not only benefit the recipient, but it can also benefit yourself. Mrs. Thompson was selfish and cruel before she met Maggie, while she was taking care of Maggie her heart changed and she became less selfish. Furthermore, in the song “Hall of Fame, I learned that you can accomplish anything as long as you try. This proves that anything is possible, but it isn’t always easy to do.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I organized a Christmas party for the 73 mentally disabled children in my school district. From organizing the games, getting sponsors for the children's gifts, cooking the food, and gathering volunteers, I learned the true meaning of giving
During my time at Archmere, I have founded a club called the Pencil Project that collects pencils and other school supplies and sends them to a less privileged school so that students have a chance to learn and excel. During my sophomore year, we collected over $800 and supplies to send to a school in Detroit, MI where 72% of the students are enrolled in a free lunch program; this year we will send the goods to a school in South Carolina where 86% of the students participate in the free lunch program. Additionally, I have recently partaken in providing a hot meal and clothes to homeless people through Faith Victory Church in Wilmington. With my siblings, I woke up early on Thanksgiving Day and New Years Eve to serve a hot meal and run a clothes drive for the homeless to brighten their holiday. Watching the individuals' faces light up and ease when they ate a hot meal and then picked out clothes filled me with gratitude.
Ready. Set. Action! There have been approximately 2,085,556,628 movies ever created. I love movies and classics like the Wizard of Oz that shaped the future for film making for years to come. Then there are those special inspirational movies found on Netflix such as Pay it Forward, that are like
Performing these acts of kindness quickly became easier for me to take part in. I have always been passionate for the elderly community, but prior to this assignment I had not actually given a helping hand even when the opportunity was presented to me. Wednesday night I was rushed to the pharmacy to pick up some cold medicine for my husband when I notice an older lady placing several bags inside her trunk. Due to the fact that I was in such a hurry to return home with the medicine, I continue walking inside the pharmacy. Old habits die hard, don’t they? I rushed back outside and decided to help her place the last few shopping bags inside of her car. She thank me about three times and preceded on convincing me how back in her day it was a duty
Over the summer I was trying to decide what senior project I wanted to do. One of my friends then suggested that we should volunteer at an assisted living center where we knew that that we could show up at any time to volunteer. I knew I wanted to volunteer for my senior project and saw this as an opportunity to learn how to take care of our older generation because my grandma moved in with my family a couple of years ago.
“I alone can not change the world,but I can cast a stone across water to create many ripples” (Mother Teresa) shows my willingness to make a change in life even if it means I have to take it step by step. Since the age when I began to speak and walk I would always find the way to help those in need. I watched my parents struggle to pay bills and always stressing out over if we had enough to eat. Helping others was what made me feel like I had a meaning in life. It was the littlest things that made me happy from watching a baby’s laugh to feeding the poor. In eighth grade Mrs.Perez the librarian along with myself helped to organize a group which gathered donations of clothes and canned
Humans are more connected than they have ever been. Under these circumstances, people can impact those around them more easily and more profoundly than they might imagine. This impact is prominently displayed in children, who typically adopt the mannerisms of their parents, for better or for worse. However, humans impact
Margaret Mead once said: “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” This quote certainly holds true for me. When I was in elementary school, a caring man changed my life without knowing it.
Mohandas Gandhi, once said, "In a gentle way, you can shake the world." My whole life I have always been active in my community and involved with young children. Through these experinces I have learned to see the beauty in the simple things and that I didn't need to be part of something grand to make a difference. Whether it was with the children or the families of my community, everyone involved was always thankful for whatever I was doing. Their thanksgiving changed my whole world because then I realized my whole life I had been living, trying to be part of something great and now I know I can change the world by just being me.