Saturday, September 11, 2010

National Day of Service

September 11th is a National Day of Service and Remembrance, in honor of those who died back in 2001. The Area Authority for the NorthWest Region of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, asked that each Stake participate by providing their members with opportunities to serve within our communities. So, our Stake planned 3 different service projects - a blood drive, a food drive and an opportunity to serve some members of a senior citizen community. We decided as a family to particpate in the food drive. Earlier in the week we stapled flyers to grocery sacks and walked thru the neighborhood along with our friends, the Karpowitz, and delivered them to our neighbors, encouraging them to donate food.
Adam and Sophie started out strong and had so much fun running from house to house.
Sophie's little brother, Jonas wanted to deliver some flyers too. Adam helped by showing him how to attach them to the doors.
Jackson rode in the stroller and was ready for a nap.
Here are the tired kiddos after delivering all the flyers. We ended up delivering flyers to about 85 homes.
Saturday morning, we drove around the neighborhood looking for those bags on peoples doorsteps. Unfortunately, we only collected about 5 bags of food. Luckily, I had picked up a bunch of food from a family in our ward that was moving, and didn't want to pack up some canned goods. We took our food to the church where our Primary had made a big poster for the kids to put stickers on for each item of food they brought. Adam ended up having to put about 130 stickers on that poster, which he thought was pretty fun!
Here's Adam standing in front of some of the food that was brought in by the Primary kids in our ward. They ended up collecting over 1200 pounds of food! Pretty amazing!!
(Adam is holding Wembly, which is a teddy bear from Pre-school. There will be more about him later!)

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