March 2013 in Anthem, AZ - Kids Used Book Drive for Family Promise - Our first project in Arizona was to collect gently used kids books for the families served by Family Promise of Phoenix. With the help of the families at Creative Castle Preschool and the Anthem Moms & Munchkins group, we collected over 300 books!
February 2013 in Spokane, WA - Share Your Heart With a Senior Friend - Once again, Mary Davey from Ms. Mary's Preschool and the 8th graders from All Saints, St. Al's and Sacajewea coordinated our Feb. service project. Kids had the opportunity to prepare and participate in a Valentine's Day party for the residents of Affinity Senior Living Facility. The children worked on decorating the room, assembling cookie kits, and practiced friendship songs to perform. Everyone had a wonderful time at the party and new friendships were definitely formed.
November 2012 in Spokane, WA - Thanksgiving Centerpieces for St. Al's Feed - Spark NW partnered with Mary Davey from Ms. Mary's Preschool and the 8th graders from All Saints, St. Al's and Sacajewea to create amazing Thanksgiving centerpieces for the St. Al's Thanksgiving Feed serving those in need. Kids who came to create centerpieces also participated in games focused on the importance of giving.
Kids Used Book Drive 10/13/2012 - Thank you to all the families who helped us collect over 400 young reader books for the KHQ used book drive. Families had fun participatin in story time, literacy games, and sorting books for kids in need.
Diaper Sorting with Inland Northwest Baby - In July 2012 kids and parents signed up in shifts to help sort diapers and stuffed animals for families in need at Inland Northwest Baby. Inland NW Baby provides support to families by distributing diapers, gently used kids clothing, and hygiene items to those in need. We were so happy to partner with them to help sort the many items they receive.
Fish Lake Park Clean Up - June 2012 We had a great time getting together on a sunny Saturday to help clean up trash at Fish Lake Park. We collected several bags of trash and learned about the importance of keeping our parks and shared spaces clean.
Care Packages for Sacred Heart Children's Hospital - May 19, 2012 Over 15 families joined us at Unity Church on s. hill to put together care packages for kids at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. Parents and older kids made journals out of recycled cereal boxes and younger kids made recycled bookmarks, decorated care package bags, and assembled the care packages with stickers, cards, crayons, glow sticks, etc.
Family Tree Planting with The Lands Council - April 28, 2012 On a beautiful day in April, we partnered with The Lands Council for our kick off service project. Over 25 families brought shovels and gloves to help plant 200 trees and restore a riparian buffer strip along the road about two miles past the trailhead at the Saltese Uplands Conservation Futures site. We want to thank The Lands Council, Dragon Martial Arts, Mommies on the Move, One Peace Many Paths, The Scoop Ice Cream Shop, and Starbucks on Grand & 37th for their contributions to our event.
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