I volunteered at Summit Senior Living Center with my friend for my Year of Service. Summit Living is a wonderful place to do a service project. When I went to the memory care building it changed everything for me. The first time I went I was scared because I thought they wouldn’t like me, but right when I went inside I felt happy about all the smiles when they saw me. One obstacle I faced was that I was shy and they couldn’t hear me. When I tried talking louder I started to not feel shy anymore. I’ve been really happy getting to spend time with the residents there.
Dear Alicia and the First Grade Students, Thank you for the tied blankets and activity books you donated to Primary Children's Hospital. The joy you have given to children is "goodness" that spreads in many directions! We are grateful that you chose a class service project that made a difference in the lives of children.... On behalf of the children and families we are privileged to serve, we express our heartfelt gratitude for your kindness!
My project is to weave mats for refugees who have been through many troubles.... Since my dad knows what it’s like to be a refugee he tells us stories of his adventures. Being a refugee is pretty tough because you can only have the necessities. You can’t bring a bed, or furniture. I’m helping refugees by giving them a portable sleeping mat made from plastic bags. I found it really fascinating how I can take a plastic bag and turn it into plarn. Mats are made from plarn because it’s sturdy when put together, flexible, and waterproof having all the qualities a refugees mat needs to have. What I have learned about my project is that you should always be thankful for what you have because some people would give anything to get their home and belongings back. Knowing more about refugees make me want to work harder to make life a little better for someone else.
This project not only helped other kids learn about STEM, it even helped me. I learned new things about circuitry. I also felt better helping people learn. I was able to teach over fifty kids! This could help them get higher paying jobs in the future, and help them gain more interest in STEM. I learned how to be a good leader and teacher by teaching them STEM and that I can be a good leader by taking more time with students. It made me feel good helping people who are less fortunate than me.
Thank you, Entheos Academy Second Graders! The mats you made help us train our future heroes to become guide dogs for the blind. We are grateful for your support and kindness.
When I started I was already excited to do it because I love helping people and making them feel better. My confidence got higher and higher as I made more cards, although I could have changed the saying on the cards and done more unique ones. I love how my family got to help me. I also love giving so this project was perfect. Shipping them off was probably the most meaningful part of my project because I thought “wow I did something amazing for the veterans and for the world”.
Dear Students and Teachers, I would first like to thank all of you for your hard work this past school year. Service with integrity is one of the county values, and it includes everyone! Every community is built upon working together and serving each other. I loved hearing about and seeing the differences you made. Making hats and blankets, serving at food banks, and helping the elderly and vulnerable, to name a few.... You should all be extremely proud of yourselves, not only learning and doing what was required of you but doing it through a global pandemic and making other's burdens lighter along the way. Keep up the incredible work!
I have been doing service at Gardner Village farm. One day when I was going to the farm to work with the bunnies, I saw one of my friends there and was so surprised to see her there! Ever since, when either of us was going to The Farm, we would contact the other so that we could work together. As I have volunteered there, I have learned that some of the employees have some disabilities, and those are the ones that seem the nicest and the most connected to the animals. I have learned a lot of skills while working at the farm. I have learned how to take care of the bunnies, fill haynets, advertise, and am learning a lot more! I think that I have worked well with the animals and people, and I really enjoy my service project choice.
I loved seeing such big hearts for other people (Kindergarten service building toys for kids in need).
I was really reluctant to do my service project at first but then I realized that it was really fun although hard to do sometimes. I got to do something I loved and be able to help people with asthma, like me. I learned how to do new things like making bracelets and how to crochet but I also learned to commit to things and work hard for what I want done…I worked so hard for this and I'm so excited to do more.
For my project I decided to do a food drive for people that need food. Before I started my project I was really nervous because I had a fear of speaking in public. But after I started, I really enjoyed talking to different people. One of the neat experiences I had was talking to a grocery store. I learned that hunger was a big problem in Utah. The thing that went well was how many people came to the food drive. The thing that could have gone better was making the fliers. The project was hard, but I enjoyed it.