Volunteers with One Brick at the Capital Area Food Bank, Washington, DC
My son and I are members of One Brick which is a non-profit organization that brings volunteers together to support other local non-profit organizations. There are no long-term commitment so you can participate as your schedule allows and there is always a social event afterwards if you would like to hang out a bit and get to know the other volunteers in a relaxed atmosphere. This past weekend, we volunteered at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, DC in their new facility. Our group of about 12 was tasked with making up bags of fresh fruit for children to take home during the upcoming week. During our 3 hour shift, we packed 700 bags into 118 boxes weighing in at approximately 4,200 pounds. It was a workout for sure! In the past, we have volunteered at the DC Central Kitchen preparing food that is distributed throughout the community to various shelters and organizations that serve hot meals to those in need and also worked at a local organic farm weeding, watering and harvesting crops. There are all types of volunteer activities so there is something for everyone. One Brick has chapters in several large cities throughout the U.S. so check out their website if you would like to find out more about getting involved or want to donate.
I think it has been a busy December for everyone, but I hope you find a little time to add a dash of creativity to your everyday.
Thanks for reading!
Carrots harvested in December