Here's how we're taking action in our community:
My sister my BFF and I sold handmade items made from our knitting, crocheting and sewing. We then walked from house to house to sell our items. It was a lot of fun despite the excruciating heat from Australias Sun!
Here's how we got the idea:
We were inspired when we were working on a school project, we were required to study a topic of our choice and do something that would either help a situation or let others learn more about the topic. All of us chose animals as our topic and we studied all the data that we could get. We also came up with an information report. After all our work, we now had to start thinking about our "action"referring to helping the situation or teaching others. I thought we were doomed since the deadline for that assignment would be in 3 days. For the whole day we couldnt think of something that appealed to us as a good "action". So when. Got home we went out to eat dinner, while we were walking to the restaurant, I saw a poster that said: Use a credit card that will help a lost or abused pet. All proceeds go to the RSPCA.
Then it hit me! We can do a fundraiser for the RSPCA!!
These are the steps we took:
First, discussed it with my friend and sister. They both agreed that it was a terrific idea.
Second, I contacted my local RSPCA and they mailed us a letter of approval and 3 big posters to help as advertisement.
Third, we drew up a budget, a route plan and a product list.
Fourth, we stuck to our budget and made all our assigned projects.
Fifth, we started selling.
Here are some of the results:
We were able to raise $80 so far because we will keep selling till our holidays end.
Altogether I think we knocked on 100 or more houses so far.
These are the people who volunteered with me:
My friends, My family
One of the coolest things that happened during my project was:
The coolest thing was placing all our handmade projects in front of us and looking at how much we could do to help a good cause.
One of the most important things I learned was:
I was tempted to take. Some of the money we fundraiser for myself but I was able to turn away and tell myself not to. I learnt that the happiness that comes from helping people or animals for a good cause is truly much better that the joy you get from earning money.