Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month on February, 2025: what should i do for community service this summer?

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what should i do for community service this summer?

General Ideas:

1. Set up a Help-O-Meter to keep track of the number of hours youth volunteer in the community.

2. Organize a recognition program for the volunteers who lead community organizations.

3. Work in a concession stand to raise money for a good cause.

4. Make a gift for the secretary of a non-profit organization you are associated with.

5. Take photos during an event and donate them to the event organizers.

6. Volunteer to be a museum guide.

7. Plan an Ethnic Awareness day.

8. Design a campaign to promote tolerance and understanding of differences.

9. Volunteer at a health fair.

10. Volunteer as a counselor at local summer camp.

11. Volunteer to do office work at a local non-profit agency.

12. Set up a web page for a non-profit agency.

13. Volunteer to lead a club of youth.

14. Share a talent through teaching a class.

15. Make birthday cards for the elderly.

16. Run or walk in a charity race with friends.

17. Stage a carnival to promote community spirit.

18. Ask your mayor to sign a proclamation for an important community event.

19. Ask your governor to sign a proclamation for a national event.

20. Practice random acts of kindness.

21. Stage a marathon to raise money for a cause.

22. Organize an exchange between rural and urban individuals to promote understanding.

23. Volunteer to help at charity auctions.

24.Volunteer your talents at a charity auction.

On the Calendar:

25. Conduct a community service project during the Big Help Day in October.

26. Plan a Memorial Day program.

27. Recognize veterans in your community.

28. Participate in National Youth Service Day in April.

29. On Thanksgiving, make sure your family knows what you are thankful for.

30. Trim a mitten Christmas tree to donate mittens to local schools and homeless shelters.

31. Organize a coat drive in which old coats are donated for use by needy people.

32. Contact a local tree farm about donating a Christmas tree to a nursing home, homeless shelter or needy family.

33. Decorate a Christmas tree at a nursing home, hospital, school or homeless shelter.

34. Ring the bell for Salvation Army during the holidays.

35. Deliver a May Day basket.

36. Offer safety tips for youngsters during Halloween.

37. Conduct an Easter Egg Hunt for needy children.

38. On St. Patrick's Day, don't only wear something green, care for something green!

39. Volunteer to return shopping carts during National Supermarkets Month in February.

40. Make Spring baskets for seniors' residential facility, neighbors or homeless shelters.

41. On International Picnic Day in May, take your family or friends on a picnic. You supply the food and let Mother Nature supply the ants!

42. Make a Halloween Safety Kit for youth.

43. Give your Mom a hug and a homemade card for Mother's Day.

44. On Johnny Appleseed Day in March, deliver apples to homeless shelters.

45. July is Anti-Boredom Month. Help your friends fight boredom by becoming active community volunteers.

46. During July on National Cheer-Up Day, share a smile and cheer someone up.

47. Mow the lawn for your Dad on Father's Day.

Children, Family & Friends:

48. Surprise your parent(s) or neighbors and offer to babysit a sibling, relative or friend.

49. Design a game for young children.

50. Explore history by interviewing a nursing home resident about how they grew up.

51. Check on either a younger student or an elderly person after school.

52. Read a book to a younger kid a blind person or an older neighbor.

53. Cheer up a sick friend with a visit or phone call.

54. Celebrate a birthday by asking friends to donate items for causes instead of gifts.

55. Make get well cards for people in hospitals and convalescent homes.

56. Become pen pals to a younger person or someone from another country.

57. Knit or crochet baby blankets.

58. Conduct a clothing repair or sewing workshop for needy people.

59. Assemble a new parent's kit for the arrival of a newborn.

60. Collect old magazines and donate them to day care centers.

61. Quilt a blanket for newborn babies.

62. Plant a tree or present a tree to the parents for each baby born in your community.

63. Collect unused make-up, perfume and other cosmetics for a center for abused women.

64. Make a cancer or aids quilt or mural to remember people of who have died from these diseases and remind others of their life.

65. Write a kids' book author and ask them to donate signed copies, auction the books off and donate the money to local library.

66. Donate old eyeglasses to an organization or place that recycles them for the needy.

67. Collect old stuffed animals and dolls, clean them up, repair them and donate them.

68. Organize a babysitting service for foster families.

69. Collect old clothes and donate them for a dress-up area at a daycare.


70. Take a life saving class.

71. Create a play that teaches young children how to stay safe at home.

72. Design a flier of after-school safety tips and deliver

Posted them 7 months ago , but who cares :D?

Posted them 7 months ago , but who cares :D?

im trying to amuse my self silly with this one! ;D

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak?

- Coz literally we r transforming into that 'couch potato' thingy. Lazy brats. D tube is evil! :)

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough?

- coz banks r adamant to be richer n make sure evry1 else is bankrupt. Thts how corrupt they r.

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

- 1 bench is easier to count, den 4 billion. Dont have enuf fingers to count that. Ever.

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

- aint on d labels

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

- making sure the poison does d job not germs?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

- jane says so

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

- he'll get bruised. That takes longer time to heal

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

- crash landing procedure

Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?

- stan

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

- too expensive to live as humans

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

- same reason as why d sky is always blue

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

- the day when bedsheets r no longer on sale

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

- they believe they wld loose a pound or two with all d walking

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

- who is that dork?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

- bags have personalities

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

- they walk right in there

When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you stupid idiot?"

- oh ur that dork..

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

- needed a reason for a makeover

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

- we are just warm people

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

- less colorful then m-i-l

What about this...

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you :D

- i tot it was u dude! :D

i had fun!! Phewww! :P

ask again next 6-7 mths. (wink)

Best treatment for stubborn toddler? Is it normal terrible 2’s?

Best treatment for stubborn toddler? Is it normal terrible 2's?

As long as you continue to be manipulated by her tantrums, you continue to reinforce her undesirable behaviors. She must learn that her tantrums have little, if any, effect on you - and, do not yield her desired outcomes. When she's 'mature enough' for time out, you may at times have to, in effect, put yourself in time out to make the point about the need for a 'separation' consequence. Parenting is more like a marathon, especially with a precocious child who demands control and resists parents' efforts to use rewards and "negative" consequences. You must be willing to take decisive, too often inconvenient, actions to invoke "natural consequences" of her anti-social behaviors whenever they occur.

You should, whenever feasible & appropriate, advise (warn) other parents about the possible occurrence of the current problem behaviors and the possible need for you to take actions that may seem extreme (like leaving, if that's appropriate), or for you to refuse to acknowledge a tantrums, etc.

At about age 3-4 our oldest still occasionally tried to play the 'tantrum card' -- always in public. Many times she tried it in the supermarket... And, just as often, her parent(s) would continue shopping, sometimes going to the next aisle. We would smile and thank other nearby adults for their patience while she learned how to behave in such places (I think they often wanted to applaud, rather than criticize us).

I'll never forget the time she realized I had gone around the corner to the next aisle and stopped the screaming, got up and found me, then threw herself on the floor in a renewed tantrum! I laughed intentionally as I stepped over her and continued pushing the cart. The other shoppers laughed, too. Soon she gave up and we finished shopping together (and without whatever she had wanted) -- as if the entire visit had been fun.

Somewhere along the way we had forgotten a few basics -- maybe because she was usually well-behaved. By age 14-15, we had to be reminded that undesirable behaviors that don't respond to initial consequences, are often not extinguished by upping the ante -- increasing the punishment with each recurrence. And we were pretty reliable in keeping 'promises' about both rewards and consequences. When increasing degree of punishment, we quickly get to the point of punishing ourselves, too -- sometimes, perhaps, even more so than the child. That's important, because it's the consistent non-positive outcomes that wins the day -- eventually.

THAT is the marathon. Persistence and perseverance, sometimes with tough love, always loving the person independent of the behavior.

Oh, she has a younger sister who has a personality that balances the traits underlying those tantrums and more. She asserted her independence after HS and simply took off, choosing to return a few months later a lot wiser. Today she is a PhD candidate in Biochemistry with strong healthy ties to her family. Her sister -- who watched, then did the opposite when they were children -- often asks her advice and emulates her.

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