July 2015 Update July 31, 2015

15 Projects, 49 Participants, and approx. 763 people directly touched by young people caring, leading and giving!

Costume Collection | $375.99 | Assembled Halloween costume packages for 21 children living in transitional housing

Cute and Girly Hair Bows: By Annette | $228.72 | Created handmade, original hair bows and packaged them to be sold at a fundraiser for PEER Servants (a microfinancing organization that helps people living in poverty around the world start their own businesses) and a school craft fair to benefit Bundles of Love (program by AMG International that sends care packages of school and other supplies to children in Guatemala). Annette made over 100 hair bows and raised $50-75 for PEER Servants and $220 for Bundles of Love (equivalent of 11 packages!).

Not a Simple Piece of Rope | $470.65 | Made over 400 paracord bracelets for soldiers, through Operation Gratitude.

Scrapbook Kids! | $287.23 | Planned scrapbooking activities for seniors and spent 2 weekend afternoons creating scrapbooks with groups of residents at Wingate at Andover and Academy Manor in Andover, MA.

Inspire Me Mermaid | $320.57 | Led storytimes and crafts for little kids at the American Textile History Museum and The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston.

Papa’s Painters | $195.53 | Organized an art and painting session for people with Parkinson’s Disease at the Peabody Senior Center.

A&J Family Walk/Run | $441.72 | Organized a run/walk at the Lawrence Reservoir open to the community, with volunteers and activities for little kids.

Angelic Helpers | $393.76 | Assembled individualized gift bags for 35 children and other general supplies for families living at the House of Hope in Lowell.

Project Feel Good | $340.98 | Organized an afternoon sports and games for 1st graders at their school on a Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club in Lowell.

Bundles of Joy Blankets | $101.88 | Made fleece baby blankets for newborns at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, MA.

A Healthy Outlook | $372.15 | Organized and led a morning of group discussion and individual meetings with a doctor about health issues facing single clients living at the Lowell Transitional Living Center, a homeless shelter in Lowell.

River House | $159.06 | Assembled toiletry gift bags for men at the River House Shelter in Beverly, MA.

LAX Clinic | $414.14 | Organized a lacrosse clinic for U9 and U11 players led by four U13 lacrosse players; covered the basics of a game of lacrosse and taught the kids different skills and practice drills to become better players; ended clinic with a cookout and gave the kids visors.

Operation Farewell | $29.95 | Created CD’s containing class photos for the whole 7th grade.

Pop-Up Project #1: The Wish Project | $301.53 | Volunteered for 2 hours on Saturday morning, July 11, 2015 at The Wish Project warehouse in Lowell, MA.