Posts tagged "Community Service"
Have solar oven, will travel

Have solar oven, will travel

Although the cli­mate in the state of Puebla is sig­nif­i­cant­ly cloudi­er and rainier than where I live, I packed up my solar oven and took it with me to a sci­ence fair this week­end in a small com­mu­ni­ty there. The fair was orga­nized by anoth­er Vol­un­teer for the chil­dren and par­ents at the school where she has been teach­ing...
Project Quickie

Project Quickie

A.k.a. one day work day at a local chil­dren’s home. A group of us tried to make the yard a bit less rocky for the kids to play in, and we much more suc­cess­ful­ly repaint­ed almost the entire play­ground. Some oth­er stuff as well, but too tired to go into it now. More later.
After the Big Check... the Weighty Certificate

After the Big Check… the Weighty Certificate

I like com­ing up with wit­ty titles too much to not in this case, but actu­al­ly it was quite an hon­or to attend and receive a plaque in recog­ni­tion of the work we hav­ing been doing with the solar ovens dur­ing the solar oven fes­ti­val today. The real shame was that Sarah could­n’t be there to...
Fundraising for Child and Youth Scholarships at Niños y Niñas de México, A.C.

Fundraising for Child and Youth Scholarships at Niños y Niñas de ©xico, A.C.

UPDATE: As of March 28, 2012, the grant is ful­ly fund­ed! Thank you to every­one who donat­ed. If you still want to help in some way or learn more about this infor­ma­tion, please con­tact me. Michae­lene and I final­ly have our Peace Corps Part­ner­ship grant approved and ready for dona­tions at: (linked removed) From our project description:...
Secondary Project activity at Niños y Niñas de México, A.C.

Secondary Project activity at Niños y Niñas de ©xico, A.C.

I joined anoth­er vol­un­teer in one of her sec­ondary project activ­i­ties yes­ter­day help­ing Oto­mi women at the Niños y Niñas de México orga­ni­za­tion work on they gift-card mak­ing project. They make cards that have an embroi­dered cov­er with a large vari­ety of designs. The women do the embroi­dery work then they can bring it in to fin­ish the...
Furniture delivered...with style

Furniture delivered…with style

I would like to say that this is the last post about mov­ing in, but I’m very excit­ed about my futon deliv­ery on Thurs­day, so there will prob­a­bly be a pic­ture of that as well. These mov­ing-in pic­tures and posts are what is hap­pen­ing in my life right now, but they are not inter­est­ing for more...
Hogar del Joven/Día del Niño

Hogar del Joven/Día del Niño

I backed into the per­fect activ­i­ty for Chil­dren’s Day this past week­end. A cur­rent vol­un­teer brought to our atten­tion a sort of a halfway house for chil­dren in one of the north­ern colo­nias of the city that des­per­ate­ly needs repairs. She orga­nized a group of cur­rent vol­un­teers and trainees to go out and start mak­ing these repairs. On Sat­ur­day...