Service Projects

Currently, I am working on Give Life...Give Hope - a project I founded and am directing that focuses on hosting quarterly life-saving blood drives combined with hands-on service projects and collections that benefit people who are struggling medically, financially, and educationally. The recipient organizations help those who live locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. Please consider volunteering, donating, or supporting these efforts. 

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Crossroads Church's Activity Building, 17445 Notre Dame Street NE, Forest Lake, MN 55025

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

=> Hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross.

=> Sign up to donate blood. Go to the Red Cross website HERE. Put HERO (all caps) in the "Find a Blood Drive" search box. 

=> Creating comfort bags for children with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy and receiving a blood transfusion.

=> Make a donation so supplies can be purchased to create the bags by going HERE.

=> Purchase items on the comfort bag wish list and have them shipped to me by November 20th. See the wish list HERE. Please see the photo at the bottom of the page for some of the items that have been bought and donated by supporters so far.

 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Scandia Community Center, 14727 209th Street North, Scandia, MN 55025

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

=> Hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross.

=> Sign up to donate blood. The link will be forthcoming.

=> Hosting a "One Stop Donation Drop" in which the community can drop off donations or make contributions various non-profits Some of the recipient organizations will include:

=> The Baby Blanket Ministry (new or very gently used children’s books, diapers, baby wipes, or maternity clothing)

=> Christian Community Home (help sew sensory quilts for those with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia)

=> Community Homestead (t-shirts for rug-making that is done by adults with developmental disabilities)

=> Global Health Ministries (items for newborn kits and hospice kits)

=> Northwoods Humane Society (kitten/cat food, dogs treats, liquid laundry soap, and clay cat litter)

=> Peace House Community (personal hygiene and foot care items for people experiencing homelessness)

+> Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota (the Oyate Teca Project needs art supplies, clothing, shoes, and games)

=> Scandia-Marine Food Shelf (non-perishable food)

=> Scandia-Marine Lions (eyeglasses for their vision program)

=> Women's Prison Book Project (variety of books)

 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Scandia Community Center, 14727 209th Street North, Scandia, MN 55025

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

=> Hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross.

=>Sign up to donate blood. The link will be forthcoming.

=> Creating comfort bags for children with leukemia who are undergoing chemotherapy and receiving a blood transfusion.

=> Make a donation so supplies can be purchased to create the bags. A donation link for this project will be forthcoming.

=> Purchase items on the comfort bag wish list and have them shipped to me by May 20th. The wish list will be posted in the Spring.

 

Saturday, September 8, 2018 (the same weekend as Taco Daze)

Elim Lutheran Church (tentative location) Scandia, MN 55025

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

=> Hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross.

=>Sign up to donate blood. The link will be forthcoming.

=> Hosting a "One Stop Donation Drop" in which the community can drop off donations or make contributions various non-profits Some of the recipient organizations will include:

=> Books for Africa (variety of books)

=> Bridge for Youth (duffle bags, pillows, pajama pants for teens, footwear, and other items)

=>  Children's Hospitals and Clinics (new toys and books; and help make fleece-tied blankets)

=> Color-a-Smile (spend some time coloring sheets that will be sent to those in nursing homes or who are homebound; veterans; and servicemen/women who are overseas.

=> Community Thread (ankle crew socks for men and women, cookie sheets, and towel sets)

=> Diaper Bank of Minnesota (diapers for families in need)

=> I Have Wings (costume jewelry and estate jewelry that is refurbished and used to raise funds for women going through breast cancer)

=> Soles4Souls (gently-worn shoes)

 

 

November 15, 2017: Some of the items that people have purchased that will be used for the comfort bags. There are 10 bags, 90 ginger mints, and six stress-relief balls with positive messages on them. Many more items are available for purchasing on the wish list on Amazon.com (the link is noted under the December 2nd blood drive and comfort bag assembly event).   

November 15, 2017: Some of the items that people have purchased that will be used for the comfort bags. There are 10 bags, 90 ginger mints, and six stress-relief balls with positive messages on them. Many more items are available for purchasing on the wish list on Amazon.com (the link is noted under the December 2nd blood drive and comfort bag assembly event).