Welcome to my third action post of the year! For those of you who are new to my project, I’ll provide some backstory. At school, I lead a club named Project HELLO. HELLO stands for Helping Everyone Locate Loved Ones. As a group, our main goal is helping Vancouver’s homeless population through the reconnecting of families and various other activities.
In my previous post, I talked about recruiting new members during Club Day, a recap of our meetings, and an intro to our first trip. In this post, I’ll be giving more updates about the club.
Our expected date for the fundraiser is November 19 or 20. Like I mentioned in my last post, our club has a popcorn machine, so we will be doing a popcorn sale along with a bake sale. For the bake sale aspect, I am going to ask the club members to each bring something. However, when I tentatively asked the group who would be willing to bake, no one volunteered…which is a bit concerning. I’ve been brainstorming ways to encourage my members to participate. I think I am going to say that members can either sign-up to sell items during their lunch block or bake items, or both if they so chose. But, each person must contribute in some way. Hopefully, this will initiate some more action with the fundraiser. I’m going to be bringing up this idea during our meeting on Wednesday, so I’ll make sure to update you in the next post!
Previously, I stated that our first trip date is November 24. However, as it turns out, I am getting my wisdom teeth removed the day before. Since this is the first trip, I think it’s important for me to be present; so, I changed the date to the following week – December 1st. I feel sorry for having to change the date after confirming it, but the group was really understanding which I appreciate greatly. In an upcoming meeting, I’m going to have to explain more in detail how the trips downtown work, and when I do, I’ll explain in my post too.
The Holocaust Symposium
This is a little unrelated to the goal of our club, but I thought it was worth mentioning. My school is hosting a symposium this Thursday, and my vice president and I have been asked to speak for a couple of minutes about Project HELLO. We have made our own script and PowerPoint and we are both excited to present!
That’s all for this post! This one was a little on the short side as a lot of things are in the works, but have not been effectuated quite yet. However, I am very excited for what’s to come!
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