I did two different projects for my volunteer hours. For my first project I took a trip to Amarillo with the families of the HK2020 Kids. My second project I helped wash cars to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. For the HK2020 we took a bus from Plainview to Amarillo with Wonderland Park as our destination. When we got there, HK2020 was able to provide the families with passes to the rides inside the park. Once inside the families were able to go anywhere in the park and enjoy themselves for about 3 hours. If you have never been to wonderland in Amarillo, it’s an amusement park filled with all different kinds of roller coasters, water rides, and bumper cars. My role on this trip was to help wherever I could. For example, if the parents weren’t able to or did not want to go on rides with their kids that’s when I would step in and take the kids for them. I was needed on the water rides the most which is not surprising because if I was a parent I probably wouldn’t want to get wet either! This volunteer projects sounds like such hard work, right? Just kidding, but it was a lot of fun to go on the rides with the kids. I also helped prepare dinner for the families by putting together ham sandwiches and chips. Being able to help with this trip was very rewarding experience for me. HK2020 allowed those families to have a great bonding experience away from home.
The car wash for the Children’s Miracle Network was held at Buffalo Wild Wings. We scrubbed about 50 cars down and raised quite a bit of money! Even though this experience wasn’t a hands on project with the actual kids, I still know that every bit of effort put in will affect their lives in some small way.