I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of State Farm and I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
When I was in college I had the opportunity to serve as the Community Service Chairperson for our Student Government Association. I helped to arrange community service involvement and participation for our student body with a number of local and national organizations. Some of them were walks, some were hands-on activities like building houses, some were collecting food or supplies.
One of my favorite projects we participated in, however, was building a playground from scratch. There was a neighborhood within walking distance of the college that had a large population of kids, but there was no place nearby for them to play safely. So they polled the kids to find out what elements they would like to have in a new playground. Funds were collected and then we spent 48 hours straight – even through the night – and built them a brand new play space. It was exciting to see how much something simple could transform both a neighborhood and the people living in it.