How did you help someone today?

Discussion in 'Servant of All' started by Siusane al'Cuyler, May 11, 2015.

  1. Polegnyn Nemeara

    Polegnyn Nemeara Aes Sedai

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    My daughter and I (along with her Girl Scout troop) are going to donate and pack food at our local Harvesters branch today.

    She also participated in her school library's birthday book program. The kids buy a book at a special price, donate it to the library, and get a bookplate inside saying who donated it. One proud mama, especially since she felt strongly enough about it to use her own money ^^
     
  2. Nynyra Falas

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    Yeah, Nem! :D
     
  3. Polegnyn Nemeara

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    So we're not really helping humans (well, maybe indirectly), but my son and I just signed up to volunteer at a local no-kill animal shelter. Ideally, he wants to work with dogs, but we (because he's not old enough to volunteer without a parent supervisor) are going to start with cleaning kennels and facility. This way he'll get an idea of what it will be like working in facility and knowing where to go for things, etc. Just an all around good place to start, imo. Anyway, our volunteer orientation is next week.

    Gotta get our backyard fence up because it's inevitable that we'll end up adopting a dog at some point. :)
     
  4. Polegnyn Nemeara

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    Still trying to overcome timing and a hurdle regarding volunteering at the local animal shelter. However, we donated two boxes of books the kiddos have outgrown to their elementary school.
     
  5. Leo Kian

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    The charity shop that I have volunteered with for 6.5 years closed recently :\ The landlords are developing the area and there's no space for them. I will have to find somewhere else to volunteer as I really liked doing it.
     
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  7. Onis O'Leia

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    Yesterday while traveling, one of the people assiassis me was quite stressed. I helped him calm down and get centered.
     
  8. Narysse a'Jahar

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    Yesterday I started the process of taking on a paid full time position in my community where I will be managing the coordination of fundraising drives for a local poverty reduction program. The program's main fundraiser is a Christmastime fundraiser where we collect funds to help give needy families in the region a Christmas, from a holiday dinner with all the trimmings to presents. We also manage a thrift store for second hand items and coordinate a food pantry. I'm really looking forward to this challenge!
     
  9. Polegnyn Nemeara

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    Helped my son at the water table during my daughter's 5k this afternoon. We also picked up what trash we saw around that area of the trail. Leave a place in better condition than you find it, right? :)
     
  10. Sailea Nerid

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    Knitted a scarf for homeless/refugees (we will see where it goes eventually)
     
  11. Martinis Clarkey

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    There was a blind man and his guide dog on the train home tonight. The chap also had a cart with him with a few bits on. The station only had step access to the platforms from the ticket hall on the bridge. I kindly offered to lift the bottom of his trolly to save him struggling trying to bounce the trolly up the staircase. I felt that needed logging lol.
     
  12. Narysse a'Jahar

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    So the position didn't work out but I am starting to clean up headstones in the cemetery for Memorial Day. I can't believe the biological growth on many of them. There is just something about watching beautiful carvings emerge from obscurity while you clean the headstones. It's addicting, important, and I'm really grateful I can do it for my hometown.
     
  13. Polegnyn Nemeara

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    Another “Proud Mama” moment.

    A neighbor kept an eye on our house for us while we were gone on vacation a few weeks ago. My daughter wanted to thank her by making her some cookies for her family. The neighbor was also doing this while “single-momming” three kids while her husband is out of town for two months solid. Anyway, the dough we had was old so more had to be bought. This took up until a few days ago because of life, and I also figured it would be a good daytime activity now that the kiddos are home for summer break. I saw the neighbor while out in my garage right before messing with my clay and that reminded me about the cookies. Figured then was a good time to do it. 15 minutes later, my daughter skipped across the street to deliver freshly baked cookies to that neighbor.

    It doesn’t end there because the neighbor texted later saying she and her kiddos were packing to visit her family for the weekend. This weekend is the anniversary of losing her dad to an automobile fire. She said she the cookies really brightened her day :)

    So I’m proud my daughter wanted to thank our neighbor in the first place. I’m also glad the timing helped cheer our neighbor up on such a challenging weekend.
     
  14. Martinis Clarkey

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    There was a mother and son wondering how to get to a place in Blackpool today. As I was walking that way I decided to let them walk with me. After a while it was clear that the mother had some form of mental disability as she wasn't doing as I asked. Anyway I dropped them off on route and continued my walk
     
  15. Alora Sionn

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    A woman came into my work last week , super distraught because her cat, who is indoor/outdoor, didn't come home and was missing. She came to us because she had used us as a vet years ago and was wondering if we had any pictures of her cat. I talked with her and tried to get more info, we didn't have any pictures unfortunately but we looked on Google and found a cat that looked really close, then made a lost cat poster for her and gave a bunch of copies, also put one in our lobby. She was crying at first but then as we came up with solutions she calmed down and left with the posters feeling hopeful.

    I just found out yesterday that she found her cat and called to talk to the practice owner and told her how much I helped her and how happy she was :$ :joy I love happy endings!
     
  16. Jarl Lewin

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    That is awesome, Alora Gaidin! :joy
     
  17. Adanys Wynterwulf

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    I had the great honor of serving in Chicago for 4 days with a wonderful group of people.
    It was a Youth group trip, and my YA Bible study group came along as well. There were 23 of us in total, aged 14-36. The vast age differences just made our group that much more diverse.
    We served in a mission center and brought food directly to the homeless too.
    Some of these kids had such a big heart, and I could just tell God has great things in store for them :love

    I've never done a mission trip before, so this was my first. It was really amazing :D
     
  18. Dnae Ila

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    That's awesome, Adanys! I've been on a couple mission trips, and it is a great feeling to be part of a larger effort for good.
     
  19. Adanys Wynterwulf

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    Yes!
    It was nice to step out of my comfortable bubble and do something for someone else for a change.
     
  20. Alenya Al'Roran

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    School is starting in Central Florida in about two weeks, so we donated some school supplies to help those who need them. I've also signed up to help my daughter's Girl Scout troop again and I'm so excited because we're planning to take the girls to the Gulf of Mexico to build oyster habitats and learn how to protect wildlife.

    On another note, I'm in a Star Wars costuming group and we just donated some of our funds to help people who have lost their homes in the fires in California.