Philanthropic Project? Teen has to come up w/project idea.....that'll make an impact!>

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Philanthropic Project? Teen has to come up w/project idea.....that'll make an impact!>
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Thu, 03-03-2011 - 8:16pm

Pretty much a freestyle project.

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There's an organization called Dress for Success that provides poor women with interview clothes so they can get jobs, but there's nothing like that for men, at least not in our area.

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Thx everyone.....I'm throwing em out to her...to see what strikes a cord.....

W/the Nursing Home Idea --- that reminds me ---- W/my other daughter, we'd once talked about getting the residents' childhood home addresses - or whatever home addresses they want......
And showing them those homes ON GOOGLE MAPS DRIVEBY!------that's the thing where you can SEE a driveby view of many addresses ----not every one -but ones which they've had a special 360* camera on a truck peruse most addresses....... Interesting idea, huh?
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If someone is willing to commit to nursing home visits for more than the length of a school project, FANTASTIC!

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Hadn't thought about that ----- good point!
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Another sort of idea I was thinking of.......

Some sort of interviewing older folks.......advice = things they wish they'd known.

All her grandparents are still living ---- one set in a retirement home.

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I see...well perhaps she would collect donations for clothing/toiletries for homeless and donate them to a shelter, or volunteer at a shelter, serving food in the kitchen at mealtimes, these are well supervised. I work at a shelter. My dd and her group will not be seeing the cancer patients due to privacy issues, my dd was dissapointed, she felt it would have been much more personal to give one to a patient, so the box of items will be taken by the teacher. Yes, a school wide efford led by your dd would be fantastic!

Our school does a great deal of environmental stuff, maybe your dd could adopt an area and keep it clean, or teach a group of younger children about recycling or composting, this has been done at our school since it is K-12.

Also reading to younger children, we have a program where the older children go into the younger classrooms and have *book buddies* the older children read to the younger children and the younger children really look forward to their book buddies:) maybe she could contact an elementary school and see if she could get something going such as this?

Service learning is so important this is what our school's philosophy is based off of, so whatever your dd chooses I wish her the best of luck!

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