Trick or treated for canned goods to donate to food drive on Halloween!
On Halloween night, Project Volunteer trick-or-treated for canned foods to donate to the Capital Area Food Bank. While it was exciting to be collecting goods to help support citizens of Austin in need, it was also great to assist members of the Austin community to get involved by donating.
Groups of us trick or treated through an Austin neighborhood early Halloween night. We asked residents to donate their canned foods to the local food bank.
At this service called "Hungry Halloween," we trick-or-treated for canned goods to give to the capital area food bank. I really enjoyed being a part of this service for many reasons. Along with the fun of trick-or-treating, I got to meet new people and work for a good cause.
--Trick or treating for canned goods to give to the Austin Food Bank.
I volunteered for the LCAE Project Volunteer’s “Hungry Halloween” event on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. This was an annual volunteer event hosted by LCAE’s Project Volunteer group in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank to collect canned goods and non-perishable food items to donate to local Austin families in need.
Compared to my first volunteering experience at UT (“zero waste” soccer match), this volunteer experience was very satisfying. Witnessing the generosity of the middle-class families in Austin was very touching. Almost every family that we visited greeted us with a friendly smile and brought us canned and non-perishable goods. Additionally, the cause was very worthwhile. As the winter approaches the families in need will appreciate the donations of canned and preserved food. It was a fulfilling experience to trick-or-treat not for yourself but for others in need. For me, as the bags got heavier I was more motivated to carry on. It was amazing to see the all of the bags full of food when we all met up at the end to drive back to campus.
This experience reminded me of another Halloween related volunteering that I had done back in middle school. During middle school, whenever I went trick or treating, I carried a donation box from UNISEF to collect change along with my normal trick-or-treating. As I went around the houses to collect candy, I would collect donations for UNICEF to help support the children in need of aid overseas. Though the candy was delicious, perhaps the donation collection was more satisfying.
Overall I enjoyed this volunteering experience very much, I was shown the generosity of the middle class families in Austin, and it very much enhanced my first experience of Halloween in the United States.
I volunteered at the HOOT carnival at Highland Park Elementary, I gave out candy to little kids and helped around the carnival where ever they needed. This was a great experience to watch the kids have so much fun!
Caring for Camo was a community service event in which students wrote letters uplifting and encouraging soldiers in the military. these letters allowed the soldiers to know someone cares about them as well as give them a little glimpse of life back home in the USA for college life. It is great knowing that such a small act of kindness can make such a huge impact on someone's life; it might just be enough to give a soldier hope to continue their journey.
I really enjoyed the experience.
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At the project volunteer meeting, we all wrote letters to troops over seas.