My Month of Serving

Last year I stumbled on a program where volunteer and donation opportunities were organized and people who signed up spent the month of November serving. I signed up last year, but given the pre-vaccine situation, only did a couple of in-person activities. I just completed my second year doing this. Here is a list of what I was able to do.

1. Veteran’s Day yard work coordinated by Hospice of the Chesapeake at the home of a veteran in hospice care. We raked leaves, fixed a fence, and cleaned up and mulched an area under the deck.

2. Donated used backpacks, cleaning supplies, reusable grocery bags, and winter gear to various organizations.

3. Filled a mug with chocolate, pencils, and other goodies for Mugs of Love with Meals on Wheels.

4. Worked a shift at the Toys for Tots truck.

5. Spent a Saturday morning boxing books at Books for International Goodwill.

6. Spent a morning at Maryland Therapeutic Riding building a brick pathway to a building and preparing a planting area. I have applied to be a regular volunteer there, but have not had a response. The before and after picture:

7. Transported the donated cleaning supplies from a storage unit to SPAN(Serving People Across Neighborhoods)

It was a good month. I had reasons to leave the house. I was physically active for more than just a walk. I did good things. I just need to not get lazy and stop now that the program is over. Hopefully, MTR gets back to me soon about volunteering there.

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11 thoughts on “My Month of Serving

  1. That must feel good to help out so much. You’ve reminded me to find somewhere to volunteer in my new home. Oh wait, I’m going to do the newsletter. But that doesn’t seem as valuable or helpful to people in need.

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