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The children cut out bandannas for the dogs adopted at CAPS animal shelter and made catnip toys for the cats at the shelter to enjoy. Additionally, the children brought in and unfolded newspaper for the shelter workers to use in the dogs' cages.
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South Shore Roots & Shoots volunteered at Alley Pond Environmental Center and planted trees. Each member dug holes and planted two trees. We made bird feeders, took a nature walk and saw a video on the history of Arbor Day. The group enjoyed the center and we agreed on going back to volunteer with other activities.
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The children from our school collected gently used books to deliver to the Mission of Yahweh, a shelter for battered women and children.
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The parents and students from our school devote an hour or so one Sunday a month to help feed the homeless of Houston through the Lord of the Streets program.
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Children and parents gathered 17 pounds of food for donation to FSA of Redlands.
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The Earth Savers Roots & Shoots Group met on April 27th, 2007 to celebrate trees. We read the story, "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein, made tree door hangers for each child's bedroom, and shared poems and songs that the children either wrote themselves or chose from books. The children also made "tree sculptures" in which they posed as a particular type of tree and had their photos taken. We even had a "forest." It was a wonderful way to celebrate trees and all that they mean to us as humans.
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Here at Sagewood we've been recycling inkjet throughout the year. We collect them in a box at the front office to avoid polluting our earth. We send them off to a recycling plants that specialize in ink cartridges. Then, they are reused and don't pollute the planet.
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We went to an elementary school in our area and talked to them about Roots & Shoots and what they can do to help the environment.
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Our club walked along the Bayou Gulch trail, picking up any trash we saw. We filled up six bags each time we went during our three trips. We picked up many sharp objects that could have been harmful to the wildlife living in that area. This was a non-profit activity we choose to do for the environment and community.
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In cooperation with members of the Washington D.C.-area chapter of the University of California, Berkeley Alumni Association, several of us participated in the annual "Hands On DC" volunteer day. Hands On DC is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that conducts an annual citywide work-a-thon to improve the physical condition of Washington, D.C. public schools, raises funds to support local college scholarship programs and encourages greater community involvement in the public schools. A couple Berkely alumni registered us for the event and coordinated our particiation. We met in the morning at Springarn High School in Southeast D.C. and then were assigned to Bunker Hill Elementary School in Northeast D.C. A few participants collected pledges for their work or made personal donations to Hands On DC. Most of us spent the day repainting a room in the school. We listened to the radio and got acquainted with one another, as none of us had met before. The paint colors were Shell White, Desert Sunset and Blue Brisk, and the room looked so much brighter and happier when we finished. Bunker Hill has enrollment of about 250, so we may have brightened the days of 250 students! Some members of our group helped clean out a basement storage area at the school, lugging heavy equipment up stairs and outside. Once the painting was done, we made sure to clean up the mess we'd made, and we left a note on the blackboard for the Bunker Hill staff and students. Then, we gave ourselves a round of applause and snapped a few pictures of our group.

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