Alright guys. I need your help here because I can't do this alone.
Everyone puts so much stress on volunteer work and helping others because that's what colleges look for, right? But I know I don't have a lot of time to volunteer, and to be perfectly honest I'd rather be spending my free time out with my friends. But why can't we do both at the same time?
I've been looking online with a lot of help from my dad and we've found soooo many things that we could do. There are a zillion food drives and coat drives that we could try to set up in school or just start collecting our old coats and things ourselves. We could raise money and hand a check to one of these organizations, or buy those donation slips or several holiday meals at a supermarket with all the money we could raise. Think about it. If we get ten people to each raise one hundred dollars, that's a thousand dollars, either in cash, a check, or in goods, that goes out to the needy. Easy? Yeah, I think so. And won't it look excellent on a college application? ;)
We could all do a walk-a-thon together, and each try to raise fifty or a hundred dollars to contribute. My dad also said that he would pay for us to get hats/T-shirts/whatever we wanted made so we could be a group. Big corporations sponsor groups like that. I think it would be a cool thing to be a part of.
Here are some of the things I was looking at:
-"Sole Food" Food Drive - Through December 31
-Sole Provisions Shoe Store
256 Main Street Huntington
-Office Food Collection
-Huntington Arts Center
213 Main Street Huntington
-"Check out Hunger" - Through December 31
-King Kullen, Waldbaums, ShopRite
Raise money, buy donation slips for either $1, $3, or $5
- New York Cares Coat Drive - December 1-31
-Any participating NY/NJ Washington Mutual branch or Janovic Plaza store.
More information on participating branches November 30.
I'm sure there's plenty more where that came from. If you have spare coats, comment. If you're interested in any of this, comment. I really want to get a lot of people together to do this. Maybe if someone's parent works with a large corporation you could get them to sponsor us? That would be awesome, but not necessary if it's not possible. Please please please, if you're even the slightest bit interested, comment and let me know. If you don't have a LiveJournal, comment anonymously and leave your name as the subject so I know who you are. Thank you. :)
P.S. Once you read this, please pet other people know about it! Refer them to my livejournal so they can read this and ask them to comment. It would be so amazing if we got a huge group of people to do this. :D
P.P.S. If you do this you get a hug automatically. And maybe a cookie later. ;) No, but seriously...this will be awesome.