My photos for this month aren't in chronological order like they normally are. I'm not sure what happened when uploading them to Blogger. At any rate, some highlights from the month are below.
The month started out with a major service event I coordinated for the Lions Club. We did 12 hands-on service projects and 12 collections. There were 137 people there - Lions and community members. One of the projects we did was create shoe kits for Sole Hope. These pieces, cut from donated blue jeans, will be made into shoes in Uganda that will be given to children who suffered from jiggers. The shoes literally can save the lives of children who receive them.
We collected close to 700 toiletries for youth and their families who don't have running water at their homes on a reservation in Arizona. There are showers at the school that the youth and parents can use, and these toiletries will be given to them.
We made five blankets for teens with pediatric cancer.
We made 32 hats for newborns in third-world countries.
We collected over 87 pounds of plastic bags. These will be donated, reused, and made into a bench. When we reach 500 pounds within six months, we will receive a bench for our community.
We made 306 sandwiches for people who are experiencing homelessness.
One of my favorite photos is seeing my oldest daughter, Sophia, enjoying her study abroad experience in Thailand.