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Community Service

Did your Assembly participate in a Community Service Project?  We want to hear about it!  


Please download this form, complete it, and send it to Mrs. Vicki Tasney. 

Click Here for Community Service Form

 

Community Service Reports are due two weeks before each Grand Officer Night.

  


168 Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

A call went out to all Massachusetts Assemblies to make snowflakes for Sandy Hook.

If your assembly has participated in this project please send us your info to share with everyone.

Oxford Assembly #89 and West Springfield Assembly #79

 23 Snowflakes

 

     

       Billerica Assembly #61 - 14 Snowflakes

 

Wareham Assembly #56

Wareham Assembly and visitors from Plymouth Assembly #86 made 50 snowflakes after their meeting on December 29th.

 Georgetown Assembly #98

Georgetown Assembly along with Advisory Board, Parents, and Siblings made 51 snowflakes on December 30th.

 

Natick Assembly #28

On Friday evening, January 4th Natick Assembly made 30 snowflakes and sent them along.

Holden Assembly # 85  created 10 Snowflakes

and Grand Deptuy Mom Fielding spun out 25 more to send along to Sandy Hook Elementary

Posted:  2013

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Wakefield Assembly No. 43 - Raises $300 for Project HOPE by having a Yard Sale

The members of Wakefield Assembly held a Yard Sale on August 4th to benefit Project HOPE.  Project HOPE stands for Health, Outreach, Prevention, and Education and offers health support services to the Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened people of Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.

The project was organized by Wakefield Assembly's Worthy Advisor, Rebecca Merriman.  The reason Rebecca selected this organization for her Worthy Advisor's project was that during her sophomore year in high school she was taking American Sign Language as an elective. Her teacher saw that Rebecca was truly interested in using her Sign Language skills, so the teacher arranged a meeting with a young woman who she was tutoring.  Rebecca and this young woman became instant friends and spent the next few months meeting and studying together at the Library.  Rebecca used her Sign Language to help this woman study to take her GED exam.  Rebecca's teacher was tutoring this young woman through funding from Project Hope. This experience was one of the reasons why Rebecca would like to pursue an education in Speech Pathology.

Congratulations to the members of Wakefield Assembly - a great project!

Posted:  October 9, 2012


Oxford Assembly No. 89 - Dear to Your Heart Tea and The Mustard Seed Program

Oxford Assembly No. 89, held a "Dear to your Heart Tea" on Sunday afternoon May 20th. This tea was attended by friends, family members and members of sponsoring fraternal organizations. The idea was that the girls invite someone "dear to their heart" and with it being close to Mother's Day it was a huge success. Jessica Landry invited Youth Minister Ms. Lindsey Comstock from First Baptist Church of Worcester to attend the program and be the featured speaker. Lindsey spoke about family values and encouraged the girls to reach high for their goals and that they could accomplish anything. This was part one of Jessica Landry's two part Charity Project and all funds raised that day were slated to go to The Mustard Seed of Worcester, MA.

On Tuesday, June 26th the members of Oxford Assembly and a few parents and Advisory Board members assisted with the preparation, serving, and clean up of a meal at The Mustard Seed in Worcester, MA. The girls assisted in serving 215 meals to the needy and homeless that evening and later presented a check for $287.00 to the Director of the program.

The Mustard Seed of Worcester is a Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen that is dedicated to feeding the hungry and homeless in the greater Worcester, MA area. The girls that participated in the program have expressed an interest in volunteering at The Mustard Seed again. It was a great experience for them.

Posted:  September 2012


Oxford Assembly No. 89 - Full Circle Community Service Project

The Oxford Rainbow Girls met at the Oxford Congregational Church on summer evening to weed, water and harvest the “Share” Garden.  For those that do not know – The Oxford Congregational Church is one of our favorite car wash locations.  The Rainbow Girls had been asked if they could help out with the “Share” Garden sometime over the summer.  The garden is located in front of the church and all vegetables harvested are donated to the Oxford Food Shelf that is a local food pantry.

A “Full Circle” event means that it wasn’t just a community service project --

  • We helped the church that allows us to hold Car Washes from time to time.
  • The girls have volunteered at the Oxford Food Shelf during food distribution times and they have also made donations in the way of money, food drives, and gifts for children at Christmas.
  • Some of the girls learned a little about gardening.  In other words – the vegetables do not just come from the grocery store!!
  • The girls had an evening to get together during the summer

 The final harvest result:

  • 10 cukes (5 pounds 7 ounces)
  • 2 green peppers  (5 ounces)
  • 2 yellow squash (2 pounds 3 ounces)
  • green/yellow beans  (4 pounds 8 ounces)

We filled three trash bags with weeds that were later enjoyed by Mom Rheault’s chickens, ducks, turkeys and goats.  So this means that we were “green” and we recycled!

The girls were treated to ice cream after their gardening tasks.  After all -- what is a Rainbow event without food afterward!!!

Posted:  September 2012

 

 


 




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