How did you help someone today?

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

  1. Polegnyn Nemeara

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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.