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At our school we did community service with our advisories. My advisory went strawberry picking for the Ronald McDonald house. When we got the strawberry fields we each got a cardboard box and went straight to the fields. We ended up picking lots of strawberries.When we were done picking strawberries we played with some adorable little dogs that were at the fields. Then we left the strawberry fields and went to the Ronald McDonald House, which is a house for families with sick children who need to be treated.
The Ronald McDonald house was so grateful. They loved strawberries there. A woman have us a tour around the house where we saw the playroom, learning center and meeting room. When we were at the learning center, a child who was getting treatment wanted to dance for us. His teacher turned on Michael Jackson and he started dancing. He was so cute and looked very happy to have an audience. This made me think of how I wanted to volunteer there someday to help children who are sick.
This community service showed me that I can make a difference by doing things as simple as picking strawberries, or giving a child who is an audience to watch him dance. This was the best community service I have ever done.
For our community service project we went on a trip to the Ronald Mc Donald House and filled plastic shopping bags with sand, doubled up the bags, and put the bags in the back of a small shipping container. They will be used to make luminaries that will line things like driveways, roads, and outlines of just about anything. The RMH makes around $70,000 a year by selling luminary kits. That’s a lot of luminaries! We made about seventy luminaries. Other groups picked sweet potatoes for charity, and decorated pumpkins for a local hospital.
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