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ADP/TDC Day of Service Recap

By Caitlin Reilly, Program Associate, American Democracy Project

Today about 20 of our meeting attendees, along with representatives from our sponsor GiveGab and O’Sheas, the host of our closing reception, volunteered at the Family Scholar House for our first ever ADP/TDC Day of Service.  The Family Scholar house is an organization that works with single parents to break the cycle of poverty by nurturing both the parent and the child. The program is organized around a closed campus where single parents and their children are encouraged to build a sense of community,while the parents work toward their college degrees.  The Family Scholar House provides a home for families, mentorship for parents and daycare for their children.

Our volunteers participated in a number of different activities around the campus.  Several attendees planted flowers in decorative pots around campus.  They also planted an herb garden for residents to use in the cooking classes organized by the Family Scholar House or on their own.

Other volunteers spent the day cleaning a the children’s “sensory playroom,” writing “egg-firmations” (affirmations put in Easter eggs for residents to pick up when they need a little inspiration or encouragement), or reading to and playing with kids at a campus day-care.

We had a wonderful day at the Family Scholar House and were so excited to be a part of the wonderful work that they do.  We’re looking forward to continuing to give back next year in New Orleans!

Check out some more pictures from our inaugural Day of Service!

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