I will raise money for the Melissa female orphanage by doing a bake sale and donate the money during Christmas.
This project will raise awareness and motivate people to start collecting and donating items.
We will visit this local organization and create notes/drawings of encouragement to be distributed with the monthly stipends given to the 700-800 students/mo. We will also learn about how YOTO has helped kids and listen to some success stories.
We will be holding drives throughout Novi
Lay out the items for families to see and easier to choose the items they need.
The club members will be collecting unopened excess candies from neighbors, school friends and family right after Halloween and send them to the troops overseas.
We volunteered this summer in a junior gardening program with students from Waukegan. We helped to teach about the importance of composting and how it can give back important nutrients to our soil and decrease hazards to the environment. We also picked up fresh produce from areas where it was not needed and delivered it to food pantries and community organizations that distributed it to people who do need it. Watching the "Wasted", Anthony Bourdain, documentary was also very helpful in understanding the problem. We also gleaned at a local farm and delivered that produce to people who needed it.
Basically a megablocks is when you take a few large city blocks in an area and prevent large vehicles like vans or trucks from entering forcing them to go around the perimeter. The speed limit inside the space is also limited to ten mph for any other vehicles. curbside parking is also replaced with underground parking allowing more space for pedestrians and lowering air pollution.
We are hoping to help our close community by providing warm clothing and food to those in need, and by also recycling/reusing used blankets, coats, socks and shoes, we will also help the environment.
Refugee Sharing Session with UNHCR and IOM staff and Global Perspectives and Research high school students as the start of a campaign - first projects have been joining a FUTSAL (soccer) friendly match and inviting refugee children to join the school's Halloween event.