The Hands4Hope Middle School Clubs have been hard at work learning about their community, and designing and implementing service projects! Clubs are meeting twice per month virtually with some opportunities for safe in-person hands-on project development. Following our service-learning model, all clubs are working through the stages of Exploration, Action and Leadership to investigate the needs in the local community then design, implement and evaluate their service learning projects.
If you want to donate to help any of the club efforts listed below, see their club webpage or email the contact listed to arrange an in-person drop-off or pick-up appointment.
Herbert Green has created a stunning wall calendar featuring photographs of local rescued animals. Their goal is to raise $1,000 to benefit Sierra Wildlife Rescue. Money raised will be go towards food, medicine and flight cages. Calendars can be purchased thru April on their club webpage.
Markham is hosting a detergent pod and feminine hygiene drive to benefit families in need through El Dorado County Office of Education. To date they have collected 741 items, which is just shy of their 800 item goal. Contact: email@example.com.
Camerado Springs made and sold masks and surpassed their goal of $500 by raising a total of $590 for the El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue. Through this process they not only learned how to plan and manage a project, but also how to monitor, track and ship orders. Participants in the club were identified as the shipping department committee and learned how to process an order and ship it to the customer. Contact: Lori@hands4hopeyouth.org.
Marina-Frontier hosted an online fundraiser and dog care item drive to support dogs and puppies who were saved by Foothill Dog Rescue and diagnosed with heartworm. The club raised $90 and $256 worth of toys and treats for the dogs who have to stay calm and quarantined during treatment. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sutter and Rolling Hills collaborated to create holiday gift bags and cards that were distributed through Powerhouse Ministries for local seniors. Together they collected over 450 items and made 90 handmade cards for the seniors. Contact: email@example.com.