Planning a great community service project doesn’t have to be a ton of work. There are plenty of ways you can improve your community with groups big and small. Here are ten ways!
1. Collect Food
Contact your local food bank and they will provide you with the necessary information and materials to have a food drive. For example, the Food Bank of Delaware provides a food drive organization kit, most wanted food list, and more. Encourage people to donate their favorite food items. You can even offer prizes to individuals who donate the most!
2. Recycling Program
Starting a recycling program is a big task but a worthwhile one. Here’s a great guide to get you started. When you recycle, those items can be turned into amazing things, like the Green Guardian™ coat, made from recycled PET plastic bottles.
3. Community Garden
A community garden is a great way to bond with your community and provide healthy food. You may be able to identify a sponsor to help get your garden started. Consider making a garden just for children, so they can learn about the process of gardening. It is a great educational opportunity.
A community cleanup will improve the look of your neighborhood or park and inspire people to keep the space looking great. Hosting a potluck after is a wonderful way to celebrate this community achievement!
5. Blood drive
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. By hosting a blood drive, you and your community can make a real difference. The American Red Cross provides planning assistance, recruitment tools, equipment, supplies, and a trained staff to screen and collect donations safely.