Change the World Mission Work Day Project Ideas
Check out these community service ideas from the national Change the World Day:
- Feed The Hungry (food drive for local food bank, establish food pantry, weekly community meals)
- Clean Up Community Work Day (Beautification or Green & Clean)
- Day of Service to low income retirement homes, seniors, homeless shelters & others
- Clean Water Projects (GBGM-UMC.org (a Change-the-World partner), CleanwaterUSA.org)
- Free Health Screenings
- Improvement projects through Public School System
- Raise money for Imagine No Malaria (a night of house parties, car wash, youth sleep outs, basketball tournaments, etc.)
- Habitat for Humanity projects
- Clothing Drive (coats for Kids, Free Yard Sale, establish clothing closet)
- Paint Community Center or playground
- Disaster Relief ( UMCOR, flood buckets, health kits, more relief supply kits)
Other ideas (local in nature):
- Your ideas for community involvement.
- Contact local organizations to see where help is needed, i.e., Maryland Food Bank, First Fruit Farms, Dept. of Social Services Volunteer Offices, Red Cross, etc.
- Encourage churches to work on projects together and perhaps even doing their Children's Sabbath Service together. Some churches have very few children and other members.
- Encourage teams to do a Bible study together as part of their preparation
- Encourage churches to do videos that can be shared at next year's Annual Conference
- Connect with other organizations: see list
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for over 35 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.
Share Our Strength’s goal is to end childhood hunger in America. Working with others, we believe we can do this by 2015.
826dc.org - A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
http://www.peerhealthexchange.org PHE works with high schools that lack health education and in which the majority of the students live at or below the poverty line.
http://www.rootcapital.org Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that is pioneering finance for grassroots businesses in rural areas of developing countries. We provide capital, financial education, and market connections to small and growing businesses that build sustainable livelihoods and transform rural communities in poor, environmentally vulnerable places.
http://community.helpingupmission.org/ Focus to serving the spiritual and physical needs of Baltimore city’s men who were poor and homeless.
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