(Closed) Service projects for/in urban schools

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I know it’s kinda like making cards, but what about homemade decorations for a children’s hospital or wing? You could do a springtime theme.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are you up for an ongoing project? Our inner city schools are turning some of the school property into vegetable gardens. The produce is donated to needy families and the food bank.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I agree with PP – some urban areas are what can be called, “food deserts.” Where easy access to healthy food is almost nonexistent and many of the residents rely on fast food or convenience stores. 

I think a project dedicated to growing healthy foods is an awesome idea. I volunteered at inner city schools and provided nutrition education to students while helping them prepare healthy snacks and meals. Kids (and the parents) LOVED it – we had great turnout. Btw, I’m a dietitian so I would suggest contacting hospitals in your area and seeing if their dietitians would be interested in participating. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m a big advocate for getting kids excited about being healthy early.  Could you have a community exercise-athon?  Like have groups of kids lead fun dances, sports, games or workouts to family and community members?

 

how many adults are working with you?  Like is it something each teacher could teach or lead their class Or little leaders?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Or a walk for some awesome cause.  You could have the kids get pledges and work the race..  Money is tight, so could you incorporate the veterans card thing.  Lol, I’m just brainstorming.. But if a walker/runner does 3 miles, the school will make 3 cards.  ????

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

How about actually visiting with elderly people, singing with them, talking to them. It may be a little difficult for some of the younger students, but if you prepare some songs or a little skit, the kids can just participate in that and don’t actually have to carry on a conversation. I think it would be nice for some of the older students to do this with maybe some younger children that are in the hospital. Not even necessarily children that are very sick, but even children that are in the hospital for surgery, etc. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

What about a bottle drive?  Get them to distribute flyers a week or 2 before the pickup in that area.

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