Sunday, December 9, 2018

Service Project: Maria - "You never know what impact you may have on a person or an organization when you help out"


      “When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people.” Jens Stoltenberg.
        I had the opportunity to share some of my time going to the Veterans Village. Before the event, I had to the option to prepare food so give to the veterans. I decided to bring green beans to feed about 40 people. Once I arrived there, a few other students were there. We brought whatever we had and set up the tables. As we were doing that some veterans realized we were there and spread the word. My teacher alerted the others who didn’t know. As the veterans came to get served, we put the food on the plates. I oversaw putting the soft tacos and chicken tenders on the plates. I would serve them to their liking.
         Volunteering at the Veterans Village helped me use my core values and skills in a meaningful way because it first it gave me the option to work in a team. Teamwork is a big thing because the power is within the numbers. Being able to work in a team for the greater good is something I value. Empathy is also another thing because we were actually interacting with the people were helping. Some of my family don’t have much so when I am able to give back to them, I do. So, volunteering there was an act of kindness to help the less fortunate because I felt for them. It made me feel good.
           People should find ways to contribute to the community.  You never know what impact you may have on a person or an organization when you help out. When you are apart of a community people need to find ways to give back. You can end up establishing strong relationships with the people. Just influencing the lives of people can make positive changes and better the lives of citizens.