Where did you serve and what did you do?
I am part of a Father / Daughter camping program through the local YMCA called, Indian Princess Program. Part of our program is to do community service. So how are we supposed to do community service while being told to stay at home? So, I emailed all the dads in my program to send me $10.00 either by Zelle or Venmo. I then asked all the dads to help create a greeting card, picture or letter of encouragement that we can send to the local Emergency Room at the Coral Springs Hospital. I then took the money that I collected, $200 and called a local Mom n Pop pizzeria near the hospital. I asked them for a $200 order of pizza & salad to be delivered to the ER. The pizzeria didn’t charge me a delivery fee because we were doing a good deed.
We helped a local business and lifted the spirits of the ER staff with a free lunch. I then emailed all the cards, drawings and letters that our daughters made up and sent them to the ER manager.
The ER manager sent me an email of gratitude, they all loved it!
We were able to do a service project that didn’t require us to leave our homes, we helped a local business and fed the ER staff.
How are you #StillServing?
Our next service project will be to hand-deliver care packages to our waste management (garbage man) when they come to pick up our trash from the curb. Our daughters are going to put together a bag of goodies, a bottle of water, a snack and a letter of thanks. When the garbage man comes to our homes, we’ll hand them to them and get a photo with them. Our waste management folks are always forgotten about but we won’t forget them. Without them, our streets would be filled with trash. They are also on the front lines every day in the hot Florida Sun doing their job.
Why do you do it?
We do service projects to teach our daughters to live their lives in contribution to others. All year long the dads in my program compete against each other to see who can do the most service project and at the end of the year, we announce the winner. Last year, my group of dads, The Mighty Mohawks, won “Tribe of the Year.
The Indian Princess Program is a Native American themed program to strengthen the bond between father and daughter and through community service.