Yesterday I posted about volunteering, community service, and something my college does every year that's called Project Impact. I mentioned that I was a site leader and that the organization my group was helping was the Down's Syndrome Association for Families. This organization provides support for individuals with Down's Syndrome, their family, and friends, and also gives them a better vision for the future. One of the events they do is an annual Capital City Walk to fundraise and promote awareness. Buttons are made using pictures of the children with Down's Syndrome to give out to participants. That's what a few of my friends and I were doing for Project Impact; we were helping make over 300 buttons for the walk.
The day started out with breakfast and handing out t-shirts (and sunglasses, even though it was rainy) under the clocktower on campus.
Then they had everyone come together to take a group picture and find enough volunteers for each site.
Here's our beautiful clocktower :)
My team stayed on campus inside one of the main buildings. Using a few button presses, we set up an assembly line and got to work making all the buttons!
Each child had a team name for the walk. Aren't they adorable?!
Volunteering was so much fun! I'm so glad I had the chance to help the community. A few friends and I are actually thinking of joining in on the walk or simply volunteering to help. I can't wait to participate in Project Impact again next year!
And like always, here are some fun links for your weekend!
- 30 Things you should do at least once a year. I really want to try #18!
- I had to do a double take at this laptop that looks like a Macbook, but can double as a tablet too!
- Get the secret menu to your favorite places to eat with this menu hack website.
- Great tips for creating quality blog photos.
- A ton of information on creating a blogging income from Oak + Oats.
- This DIY cutting board would make such a great gift!