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Day of Service

In memory of the 12 taken from us on November 7, 2018, everyone is encouraged to take part in a day of service. Your service can be simple and performed on behalf of friends, family, local nonprofits, or even for yourself. Commit to performing an act of service today or in the near future, and together we can create connections with others in our community while remembering and honoring the Borderline 12, those that survived, and the brave first responders. 

A few ways to get started on a Day of Service:

Projects well-suited for families:

  • Work in a garden or on a farm
  • Serve in a soup kitchen or shelter (depending on requirements, see below for links)
  • Lend a local environmental group a hand with a project
  • Community park, trail, or beach cleanup

Projects that might tap into your specific skills:

  • Tutor kids or families at a local community center, church, or library
  • Help a local nonprofit with strategic or administrative work
  • Conduct a half day college essay-writing or application workshop
  • Conduct a half day financial aid application workshop
  • Conduct a seminar on financial literacy for students or local residents
  • Conduct a career exploration day at a high school or middle school
  • Conduct a tech day for kids
  • Conduct a seminar on how to start a business
  • Conduct a seminar on startups and entrepreneurship
  • Participate in a local free legal clinic
  • Conduct a seminar on empowering girls
  • Run a 5K or attend an event for charity
  • Bake/prepare foods for donation (or sale with proceeds going to charity)
  • Work on knitting or sewing projects for the homeless or babies in the NICU

Projects that might work from afar:

  • Tutoring or mentoring high school students online
  • Organizing assistance for victims of disasters near or far
  • Sending care packages/thank you letters to service people overseas
  • Sponsoring someone else involved in a service activity

Projects that involve donating resources:

  • Collect household items or clothes for a local food bank, shelter, religious or community organization
  • As a club or group, adopt a local school
  • Collect books and donate them to a school or library

Local Organizations to Contact for Volunteer Opportunities

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