Thursday, January 22, 2009

Are You In?

Starbucks is encouraging everyone to step up and take the Obama volunteer challenge, "Renew America Together". Pledge to donate five hours of your time throughout the year and Starbucks will give you a free Tall Coffee. Visit Starbucks, till January 25th, take the pledge, and the coffee is yours.

During President Barack Obama's inauguration, he asked every American to jump on the volunteer bandwagon. The nonprofit Hands on Network out of Atlanta has teamed up with Starbucks to help everyone find a project they are interested in volunteering in. You can use their search engine on the website, to find a project in your neighborhood.

I strongly believe all children should be encouraged to volunteer their time for projects they care about. When we lived in Gatlinburg, we had a lot of fun collecting garbage and rebuilding trails in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Now that we are in Central Florida, we need to find some new projects. First on our agenda will be serving dinner at the Interfaith Kitchen on February 2nd. We will start out cooking our share of the meal together at home, then we will take it to the kitchen to serve with friends from the Trinity United Methodist Church. It will give us a chance to spend some time together and help others that desperately need it.

What will you do to meet the challenge? Leave me a comment telling everyone how you plan to step up.