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The children's gardens at Kids Express are producing a good harvest this summer and the children are raising money to "adopt" a goat by selling some of their produce to families at Kids Express Learning Center. The children ages 4-8 will hold weekly mini farmers markets on the school grounds. The hope is to raise $120.00 for the price of a goat through Heifer International. We have held several farmers markets already this summer and expect to earn the money by the end of the month of September. The children will name the goat and receive email updates about where the goat was placed. Additionally, Heifer International's website provides information about goats and a picture of their sponsored goat.
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We believe that it is imperative for us to teach students about the importance of giving back to their community. We believe that students benefit from learning and being exposed to many different kinds of experiences and activities. It is through these activities that they find that their actions have a direct impact on themselves, their families, their community and the world. This year, students will be tasked with creating dog toys, cat toys, dog treats and bed that will be donated to our many local pet shelters. In addition, we will be holding a pet food drive with all items also donated to local shelters and rescue facilities.
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We will volunteer our time and donate resources at an event that draws parts of our community to participate in charity by appealing to their sweeter side - a chocolate festival! The funding raised will assist those in our area who are in need of medical care, food, and education.
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The initial project will be to work with a group that supports Foster parents called Embrace Oregon, who works closely with DHS (government agency who finds parents to foster children) . I'd like to set up a "Roots and Shoots"program here in Portland Oregon to get foster kids involved in learning about volunteering during their early developmental age and up. Can anyone can help give me some guidance to help set up the initial structure for the program? The first year I'd like to plan 2-4 projects, which will be determined and driven by the Foster Parents and their children.
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Our Girl Scout Troop began with this school year Sept. 2016 with the knowledge that alone we can do great things but together we can do so much more. That in a community we are more than individual groups but rather one large force. We began with discovering our basic needs, and we found people in our community who could not meet those very basic needs. How could that be? So we come up with a plan on what we can do to help them and how to get that help to them at the most crucial times. We raised awareness to those in need in our own backyard. As leaders and parents we are immensely proud of their grass roots efforts.
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F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is a non profit 501 (c)3 organization that was established in 1987 (59-2825751) and is Broward County Florida's oldest and largest horse rescue and South Florida's only sanctuary. This program requires parents to pre register their children in order for them to participate. This learning experience is held on second Saturday of every month at the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. facility. We have limited this experience to ten children, one day per month. This is a learning experience for children so they may have a one on one, hands on experience without distraction from parents and siblings. The class is later divided into smaller groups using experienced volunteers to lead & help answer questions. At the beginning of the class the children are taught basic information about horses and safety information. Later, they move on to hands on grooming, putting on a halter & lead rope and how to lead a horse properly. Once they are comfortable and safely interacting with the miniature horses, they move onto the obstacle course to put all they have learned into action. When each child is picked up, they are given a huge, learning, coloring book all about horses so they may continue to learn about horses at home. The classes are held the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. To sign up please go to https://www.eiahorses.org We hope to see your little animal lover there!
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The members of Skills Unlimited Inc. will record and map places of interest to better understand the distances between them and their local surrounding. Additionally, by accomplishing this goal, members of the day habilitation program, will be able to become more integrated in the community by obtaining a stronger comprehension of how to navigate the local communities that they inhabit.