100 Ways to Serve – Day 30

I’m a firm believer that people genuinely want to help others. I think people just aren’t sure where to start sometimes. So I ran across a list today I wanted to share with you. Youth Service America created the list. It’s 100 ways teen can serve their communities. Clearly this can go beyond teens so I thought some of you may find it interesting, inspiring, or somewhere in between. Here’s the list and here’s a sample of them to get you started:

  1. Help cook and/or serve a meal at a homeless shelter.
  2. Gather clothing from your neighbors and donate it to a local shelter.
  3. Donate your old computer to a school.
  4. Get together with some friends to buy holiday presents for a family at a shelter.
  5. Don’t spread or start gossip.
  6. Bake cookies and bring them to your local fire hall or police station.
  7. Clean up a vacant lot or park.
  8. Organize a campaign to raise money to purchase and install playground equipment.

I hope you’ll check out the list. It’s really got some good, practical ideas. Don’t try to tackle 10 at once. Just pick one and work on accomplishing it in a week or two. But here’s a tip:

Write the idea on your fridge or on a mirror so you are reminded each day.

It’s very easy to forget, even with good intentions. The more reminders the better.

How can you Become Last this week?



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2 responses to “100 Ways to Serve – Day 30

  1. dudethatscrazy

    My husband works in the oilfield, there are many men that are away from their families for a week at a time. Today my husband locked his keys in his jeep, so I had to make the treck up there to unlock it for him. Instead of just going up there and back, I decided I might as well make the most of if. The kids and I backed a cake and cooked some food for the crew. Its good to remember people who have to work away from their families, especially the ones that work outside. An ice chest full of cold water and gatorade, chocolate cake, or homemade food really does wonders for some spirits.

  2. Thanks for sharing that. What a great example of Becoming Last in all situations! You could have very easily have been frustrated with him or your day, but instead used it to serve. You better watch out though…your husband’s friends may start locking his keys in the car more often!

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