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PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

Annual MLK Day

Annual MLK Day of Service in Collaboration with Ashant'e Love Organization:

In honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Men & Women of Character, Org. collaborates with the Ashant'e Love Organization and our youth groups each year to engage in meaningful service projects on MLK Day. These collaborative projects include:

 

1. Blessing Bags: We assemble 100 bags filled with nonperishable items and donate them to local soup kitchens and homeless shelters, spreading warmth and care to those in need.

 

2. Serving Meals: Our members serve meals at local homeless shelters or family preservation centers, providing nourishment and warmth to needy people exemplifying the spirit of compassion.

 

3. Neighborhood Cleanup: We actively participate in neighborhood cleanup projects in partnership with the Ashant'e Love Organization, working diligently to enhance the beauty and cleanliness of our community, uniting for a common cause of betterment.

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Serving Seniors

Silver Connect: Bridging Generations with Heart

 

Annual Mother's and Father's Day Luncheon:

As part of our Silver Connect program, we host an annual Mother's and Father's Day Luncheon. During these special occasions, our youth and Men & Women from our groups join hands to assist, creating heartwarming moments and lasting memories with our senior community members.

 

Senior Sip n Paint:

In the spirit of artistic expression, our Senior Sip n Paint sessions bring seniors together for a delightful afternoon of painting and socializing. Guided by talented artists, seniors unleash their creativity, creating beautiful artworks and cherished connections.

 

Senior Sewing Groups:

Our Senior Sewing Groups offer seniors the opportunity to learn the art of sewing. Under the guidance of skilled instructors, seniors explore their creative side, mastering the craft and connecting through shared experiences.

 

Additional Acts of Kindness for Seniors:

In our commitment to enhancing the lives of our senior community members, we also undertake various acts of kindness, including:

 

1. Movie Night: Within the SilverConnect program, we host Movie Nights where youth and seniors enjoy films together, sparking positive discussions. Our group provides dinner and snacks, ensuring a cozy and enjoyable experience.

 

2. Chat & Chew: Our Chat & Chew gatherings bring youth and seniors together around the dining table. Engaging in thoughtful conversations based on table topics provided by everyone, seniors and youth exchange cards with questions to encourage meaningful dialogue, fostering intergenerational connections.

 

3. Teaching Tech: Recognizing the importance of digital literacy, our tech savvy youth lead the Teaching Tech initiative. They assist seniors in learning the basics of using the internet, ensuring that our seniors stay connected in today's digital world, and strengthening the bond between generations.

 

Through our Silver Connect program, we are dedicated to bridging generations with heart, creating a supportive and vibrant community where youth and seniors learn from each other, share life’s joys, and forge enduring connections.

Packs & Perks for Patients

Members of both groups work with local hospitals and children'shospitals in the area to provide a little happiness to their day.

  • Create and deliver age-appropriate care packages to patients.

  • Read to patients upon request.

  • Fun day activities for youth patients.

  • Put on holiday shows for patients.

  • Create projects for long-term patients and revisit to check on their progress.

  • Conduct community service projects

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BLESSING BAGS

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Reinforcing our Commitment to Community

Reinforcing our Commitment to Community

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Our Blessing Bag program is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause and how your can possibly help.

Ongoing Projects and Programs

  • Participate in National Youth Service Day in April.

  • Organize a coat drive in which old coats are donated for use by needy people.

  • Decorate a Christmas tree at a nursing home, hospital, school, or homeless shelter.

  • Promote tolerance and understanding of differences.

  • Volunteer at a health fair.

  • Volunteer at other local groups and organizations' events.

  • Create a campaign against drugs and alcohol.

  • Create and distribute a list of hotlines for kids who might need help

  • Conduct a voter’s registration drive.

  • Organize a public issues forum for candidates.

  • Help cook and/or serve a meal at a homeless shelter.

  • Donate art supplies to kids in a homeless shelter.

  • Make a care package with mittens, socks, T-shirts, etc. for a child at a homeless shelter.

  • Make first aid kits for homeless shelters.

  • Read to youth at a homeless shelter.

  • Collect items to deliver to homeless shelters (blankets, sheets, towels, toys, books, disposable diapers.)

  • Volunteer to help at a Special Olympics event.

  • Prepare sack lunches and deliver them to homeless or homebound people.

  • Set up an art exhibit at a local business, school, or nursing home.

  • Set up an informational display at a local library.

  • Volunteer to help set up for a community event.

  • Clean up a vacant lot.

  • Collect supplies for persons who have been in a fire or natural disaster.

  • Participate in an annual parade.

  • Lend a helping hand at a local community center.

  • Volunteer at a community garden

  • Clean up trash along a river or in a park.

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