Our team meets at the beginning of each semester to discuss and select one or two special projects to work on for the semester. Whether it be funderaising events for scholarships, hosting a drive or voluntering for other causes, or raising health awareness, we work together to serve one another and our community.
Spring 2018 Community Events & Fundraisers,
Fall 2017 Community Events & Fundraisers,
Spring 2017 Community Event, (No fundraising this semester.)
Fall 2016 Fundraisers, ($1,432.48)
Spring 2016 Fundraisers, ($1,756)
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Fall 2014, ($700)
With homelessness, obesity, suicide, hunger, abuse and disease in our world, we hope to make a difference in our community. Destiny, an 11 year old who saves her allowance and all money given to her to buy for others is an inspiration. She is a caring and compassionate little girl with hopes and aspirations of becoming a young entrepreneur that serves others.
Together we can help each other overcome the storms and struggles that may arise in life. We can help guide and provide opportunities or needed items to give others hope and purpose, strength and courage to keep striving.
For many of us making time for our health and well-being usually, falls to the bottom of our to-do list. With all the diets and articles out, the "do this and not that" does become quite overwhelming, confusing and rather frustrating. And I have to disagree with the "one size fits all" label or prescription, none of us are the same when it comes to our body. Only we know what kind of exercise or physical activity we can handle, and we all manage our time and our lives differently. Of course, we should always be in contact with our physicians and seek their medical guidance, but when it comes to our own personal health and daily decisions, who knows our body best? lol
While I love technology and all that our devices do for us to advance in our world, I am a big advocate for personal relationships that involve a handshake or a hug, listening to the laughter of family and friends as we share stories. This committee is about connecting and sharing each other's experiences face to face, to discover and try new ideas, and since going to the gym is not for everyone, there definitely are better ways, like playing more and HAVING FUN to improve our well-being.
Balancing our daily schedules can be extemely overwhelming, and I say that from experience. It may not always be a bad thing, especially if you enjoy doing everything you are doing. I love everything I do and I will never stop doing what I love. However, I know that sitting at my desk 8-12 hours a day whether working, managing my home, doing homework, finding recipes, or planning events, it is not healthy to sit too long. Our bodies need to move. This committee meets one-two times a week and sometimes on Saturday to gather with fellow students and families to share our days, struggles, and our joys, and of course to keep our bodies healthy and enjoy the fresh air. :)
It has been said that being healthy is 80% nutrition and while most of us are overwhelmed by articles and videos about what to eat and not eat, I feel we know our bodies best and know how we feel when we eat poorly. And I have to admit, it is not always easy to make the healthier choices, but I know we can all do it together. All you need is the willingness to make small changes a little at a time. The hardest for me and I think everyone is being consistent. Most times we let our schedules and daily demands control us, especially for those of us who overload our calendar thinking we can do it all. :) lol Truth is, I love it when I feel good and have more energy and that is why I try every day to do better.
This committee will be working toward nutrition education, the basics of good nutrition, and how to keep it simple so that it is easier and fun for us to eat well. We will work to volunteer at community gardens, have workshops, cook-offs, healthy cooking classes or demonstrations.
As a mom who has been laid off 3 times in her working career, been a single mom for a period of time, has experienced the financial struggles when the unexpected happens, and has slowly been working on her education, I know the need for help. This committee is about helping students.
While this organization is slowly getting started, our goals are to help students continue their education by providing support and small scholarships to help with tuition, textbooks, or supplies. We will also be offering scholarships for child care services once a venue is secured, membership scholarships, and for other events that have fees.
It does not take a lot to make a difference in a persons life, it takes a decision to want to make a difference. "If today you hear his voice, harden not your heart." (Psalm 95, Hebrews 3)
"Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up..." -- 1 Thes 5:11