Community Service
October 31, 2016

Hello Dear Folks,

 

I apologize for making my blog so late, but it’s better then never right? In this blog, I wanted to talk about my community service. After I went to the retreat at Channing, Texas, I attended a Youth Leadership program called HOBY for young leaders in their sophomore year. It was a four day stay at the University of Denver. I meet students from different places in Colorado, one of them coincidentally being from La Junta, Colorado, only 20 miles away from where I live, Manzanola, Colorado. One of our requirements was to complete 4 hours of community service at the Denver in Observatory Park. With my group, we picked up trash, flipped wood chips in playgrounds, sweept the sand off the pavement, raked the sand evenly for children, etc. It was intense work but in the end, children played safely in the playground, which made it worth it.

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Another part of my community service went to my local hospital’s Pregnancy Center. My supervisor, Julie Worley, asked me if I could design a chair for charity since she’s known of my art history. I agreed of course and started to work on the chair. It took me eight hours to complete the chair and a backache. It was sold for $50 dollars and the proceeds went to the Pregnancy Center. This was the first time I had showcased a chair for charity, which was a nice experience because you know that your efforts bring in money for good organizations.

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Picture Credit. Phyllis Anne Kelley

 

“There is always a helping hand, even when it wasn’t asked for”

 

Marlene Garcia