Student Community Service Report
"We have gone to Loaves and Fishes two times. Each time we went,
we felt that we left with more than what we came with. The first time
we went, as soon as we entered the building we could tell that Loaves
and Fishes had already begun to be hit with the mad holiday rush.
We were given different tasks to try to make the environment a little
less chaotic. We created a child play area so that shoppers could
leave their children there while shopping. We sorted through and organized
many presents that would be used during the holidays. Then we hung,
folded and organized clothing so that people could easily find the
things they were looking for. We also moved unwanted objects to the
places where we were told to put them. We were asked to make the waiting
room the clothes room, and the clothes room, the waiting room. This
was a time consuming task, but with the help of the whole class we
were able to do it.
"The second time we went to Loaves and Fishes, we saw all the
old things that we had done before. We were proud of our work but
knew there would be more. People cleared out refrigerators and cleaned
them until they sparkled. We organized clothing again, trying to make
it easier to find things. Two people read surveys where they had to
tally the votes and then find the total and got percentages of the
votes. Groups of people also vacuumed all the rooms to clean any dirt
that had collected on the carpet.
"Both times that we went to Loaves and Fishes, we accomplished
many things. Both times, we felt the satisfaction of helping people.
We helped by saving many people from doing hours of work, and by donating
clothes, letting people know that we cared, and most of all, making
a difference. This is a great experience that everyone should share.
It makes you aware of how fortunate and lucky you are. You learn not
to take things for granted. Each year, Loaves and Fishes, with the
help of volunteers and workers, makes the world a better place for
many. There are so many people in the world who need our help. With
the help of our class and hopefully, future eighth graders, we could
make it a better world for everyone. This is an experience that not
only helps the fortunate, but also makes you feel a little bit better
Grade Eight Community Service Co-Chair