I was given the opportunity to serve with Mr.Martz for five hours each day once again this weekend. Most of my time was spent staining the majority of the wood on the exterior of the house. It was hard work, but turned out to be extremely rewarding and fulfilling. The house is finally coming together and to be a part of the last steps of this process has truly been a pleasure. I hope to continue serving this organization and the people who make it up more in the future.
It was a joy to serve those in my community. I worked with others to bag canned goods and a few other items, this one only one part of what each family received when arriving. Once we had enough supplies the cars started rolling in. We would take our assigned product out to their car. I loved getting to greet those in need and volunteer along side others.
This weekend I spent five hours of my Saturday and Sunday volunteering with a Free and Accepted Mason, Elbert Martz. He was in need of some help with fixing up a home for a member of his community. I was given the task of replacing all of the screens on the porch, which was easy and fun once I got the hang of it. Once this was accomplished that I began staining the deck. I enjoyed getting to acquire some new skills and serve those who are working so hard to give to others.
I would love to continue volunteering with Tiger Food Pantry. I really enjoyed being able to talk with others about how they are giving about to the university and their fellow students. I served at a table set up and was able to draw students in by simply speaking up and asking if they were willing to donate.
Serving for Tigers Fight Hunger was very pleasant. I was tasked with giving students the information they needed to donate their guest meals and canned good to the donation drive. It was nice to interact with other students and they were all eager to give what they could to the Tiger Pantry.
Myself and many others worked to clean up the outside of a house. The couple we served is returning from a long stay in Nashville for medical reasons and we wanted to make sure that they had nothing to worry about upon arrival. My time was spent raking the leaves, cleaning out flower beds, and power washing. I truly enjoyed having the opportunity to serve in this way and look forward to doing so again.
I served in Awana with three different age groups as game director. This week we played "Hunger Hunger Hippo". The children got into two teams and with one another's help and a slippery burlap sack they had to reach the center. They were allowed to get two balls out of the circle, and it allowed them the opportunity to encourage each other in the process. I look forward to the next time I get to serve there.
Myself and many others served the guest at the FedEx Family House by baking some delicious treats for them to grab on the go. We made brownies, cupcakes, and cookies and had tons of fun doing so. We even wrote a kind and encouraging note on each ziploc bag we used. It was a simple way to bring a smile to the faces of those who work and stay at the house. I am extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity and I look forward to serving at LeBonheur again soon!
I serve as games director in Awana, the children's program that teaches and pushes children to know more of God's word. I worked with three different age groups. I explained and facilitated a relay running game with the older children and let the little ones play with the soccer ball of their choosing. It was tons of fun and I can not wait to serve again.
This experience was a joy to be a part of and I would not hesitate to do it again. The staff in Brighton's CDC Program reached out to me for help with the Christmas present they wanted to children to make for their parents. The task at hand was making candles look like snowmen! First, on the Monday, the 27th, I spent four hours gathering supplies such as candles, white and black paint, orange foam for the noses, and cute decor pieces to top them off. On Tuesday I spent my time helping the kids actually make them! The final products turned out great and the kids could not wait to gift them!