My mom and I went to Satellite Central Senior Housing to serve food for a Thanksgiving celebration. I’ve served meals for 4 years now. The seniors love to see a young face serving them meals. They are very happy to see me year after year. All the volunteers enjoy a delicious meal afterwards.
On 10/13 my family and I volunteered at ACCFB. Collectively, we bagged 7851 lb of pears, that’s 6516 meals. In addition, other volunteers bought 5 bracelets and we raised another $60. The $60 was matched by my parents and turned it into $120. In total we donated $370, that’s equivalent to $2,220 or 1,017 pounds of food and 832 meals to low income families!
Thank you Auntie Margaret, Jada’s family friends Andrea and Viktor, and the people at the Wild Western Weekend who bought bracelets to support Alameda County Community Food Bank and our alliance. Together we raised $250 for the food bank. We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s generous donations!
My family and I went to Costa Rica in July and volunteered with Biocenosis Marina on their turtle conservation program. We participated in their night patrols where we measured turtle shell length, width and flipper length, nest depth, quantity of eggs, laying time, and beach location. We tagged them and watched the turtles return to the ocean. We also did litter removal on the beach and census count. We learned that only about 1 in 1,000 eggs will survive to adulthood. This was the highlight of our 25 day trip. While there, we met a family from London that was also volunteering. Jasmine and Freya were the same ages as me and Kylie. As a sign of friendship I gave a bracelet to Jasmine and Kylie gave one to Freya.
On June 11th I taught our friends Anwen and Jada how to make some beautiful bracelets. In total they made 3 bracelets in 1 hour! Later that day, we all went to dinner with other family friends. They brought the bracelets along and 2 got sold! In total they made $40 after the matching contribution from my mother. Yay! That’s $206 for the food bank!
On June 5th 2016, Kylie and I went to the Western Weekend Day Parade in Point Reyes California. Aside from taking in the amazing and hilarious entries, we sold 11 bracelets and made $83. We decided to donate all of the proceeds to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. After matching funds from our parents, we will donate $166.