SERVE DAY 2020

Love Your Neighbor

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JULY 11, 2020

We are so excited about your interest in continuing to serve our community. Thank you!

Each campus will have anchor project(s) in which you can participate, or you can implement a different project to serve on your own or with your small group.

If you are not comfortable with participating this time, it’s okay. You make the call and do not feel bad if you cannot do it. We understand that.

This year will be a little different. In an effort to keep everyone safer, we will not have rallies at campuses and will limit the number of people who can participate in the anchor projects.

As we do in our in-person gatherings, we encourage you to follow CDC guidelines to protect yourself, and others serving with you. More information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

If you are interested in creating your own project, see a list of ideas below, then simply let us know about it. To clarify, this is to let us know about your project, which is amazing! It will not be posted on our site, so it will be up to you to recruit, organize, and lead a team or do it on your own. You can do it! We have complete confidence in you!

Sign up for one of our anchor projects
Want to do a project on your own

“Love Your Neighbor”
Project Ideas

Nursing Home Ideas

  • Drive-by Car Show featuring classic cars
  • Paper Hugs – trace outline of kids with arms outstretched on large paper, write an encouraging message and send them to people unable to receive visitors
  • Companion line – residents call in to enjoy a warm conversation
  • Deliver fresh flowers to the residents
  • Landscape a flower garden and sitting area for residents
  • Have kids make crafts (necklaces, wooden crosses, etc.) that can be given to residents

Special Needs | Youth Home Ideas

  • Identify a family with a special needs child and give the family a Mom & Dad’s Day out
  • Adopt a group home for the day and sponsor a party for the residents
  • Organize a field day for a group youth home
  • Paper Hugs – trace outline of kids with arms outstretched on large paper, write an encouraging message, and send them to the residents

Racial Reconciliation Idea

Visit business owners or pastors of a different race to pray with, encourage, and bless them

Street Outreach Ideas

  • Do a community trash clean up
  • Renovate a run-down playground or park in the area
  • Do a door-to-door grocery giveaway
  • Have a “Free Grass Cutting” day

Widows and Orphans Ideas

  • Hearts of Appreciation – cover their yards with red paper hearts or draw chalk hearts on their driveways to show appreciation and love
  • Essentials for single moms – take them formula, wipes, diapers, etc

Hospital Ideas

  • Host a free garage sale
  • Hand out free gum at a local park
  • Clean up a widow’s or single mom’s yard
  • Give out free sunscreen at a city park
  • Give out free bottled water
  • Give out free donuts and coffee at a bus stop or shopping center
  • Host a free car wash
  • Minor car repairs for elderly, widows and/or single moms
  • Kids host free Kids toys and games garage sale
  • Kids host a free lemonade Stand
  • Paper Hugs – trace outline of kids with arms outstretched on large paper, write an encouraging message and send them to people unable to receive visitors
  • Deliver small gifts to staff and healthcare workers
  • Ronald McDonald House – Take care packages with snacks, sweets and small gift items (lotions, magazines, puzzles etc) to families of hospitalized children

Business | Service Organizations | Public Service People Ideas

  • Truck Stop Gift Bags – gift bags for truck drivers
  • Gift cards or bags for delivery drivers (UPS, FedEx, USPS)
  • Gift cards or bags for sanitation workers as they start their shift
  • Gift cards or bags for DHR workers
  • Hearts for Heroes – for first responders, cover their yards with red paper hearts or draw chalk hearts on their driveways to show appreciation
  • Coffee Code – send a code or give a gift card for healthcare workers or first responders to get a free coffee
  • Night Shift Heroes – visit overnight retail workers with special treats
  • Diaper Drive for pregnancy centers, shelters, etc.
  • Treats or meals for construction workers
  • Wash windows
  • Trash pick-up in parking lot
  • Corral shopping carts to designated spaces
  • Cook lunch, cupcakes, buy ice cream bars, etc. and deliver to your local police or fire station
  • Gift bags or cards for childcare workers

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