Tons of Impact Across 3 Cities by Project Helping Volunteers
Over the course of the past 3 weeks, Project Helping volunteers have been hard at work, making a positive impact in their community, while improving their own mood. Thanks to the help of our hardworking event leaders, Project Helping hosted 6 volunteer events in 3 cities in these past 3 weeks. Over 40 volunteers participated, resulting in about 120 hours of impact!
April 23 was our first event in Boulder, CO at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center. A meld of art and education, ingenious use of unwanted resources and civic engagement, Boulder’s Art Parts is where all of the rejected odds and ends go to get a new life! Here, local artisans, crafters and creatives can score craft supplies for 30%-90% off. It was an successful and meaningful day! Our volunteers sorted and priced donated goods and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. In fact, everyone hung around for an hour after the volunteer project to explore Art Parts as a customer!
And just 2 weeks later, on May 7, Project Helping hosted another Manzanita Canyon clean-up event in sunny San Diego, CA. A group of 11 came out, despite the rain, to collect trash, recyclables and other debris. In total, the group removed almost 95 pounds of garbage from the canyon!
Thanks to dedicated volunteer Phoenix Leaders like Alec in Boulder and Ali in San Diego Project Helping is able to scale it’s reach and help more individuals living with depression and other mental health challenges. Phoenix Leaders are skilled Project Helping volunteers who lead events in cities all over the country. Phoenix Leaders have a unique opportunity to impact their own life, the lives of those living with mental health challenges and the community they live in. Are you or someone you know interested in being a Project Helping Phoenix Leader? Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, back at the home front in Denver, our volunteers served a lot of lovingly made, wholesome food at 3 Urban Peak Homeless Youth Shelter events. They also sorted & packed medical supplies to be shipped to communities in need around the world at Project C.U.R.E.
Here at Project Helping, we intentionally design volunteer events with the crucial elements to improve mental wellness. Being close to the impact of your work as a volunteer is incredibly powerful in improving self worth and mental wellness. Something as simple as serving breakfast to a homeless youth can have a profound impact on your health and well-being, both immediate and long lasting.
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Margaret Meade said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”