Thank you to all the great kids who did community service on April 20th, making it a day of positive and restorative action - - and thank you to our community partner agencies who provided the service projects!
At TLC Meals on Wheels, the youth and some supportive adults sorted food items into meal packages that will be delivered to homebound individuals (frequently folks who are older or disabled):
At Boots and Saddles Therapeutic Riding Center, youth volunteers worked with Tina doing "dirty horse-related chores" like hauling feed out into the pastures and mucking out stables.
The service project with Douglas County Sheriff's Office involved cleaning the grounds of the Justice Center, complete with orange vest.... :)
At the community garden located at Hidden Mesa Open Space, the Cooperative Extension office had youth volunteers clearing some weeds in the orchard that will eventually provide fruit to local food banks. AWESOME!
InterFaith Community Services had a big day of food collection, with teams of kids staked out at local grocery stores, encouraging shoppers to pick up something extra for those individuals and families out there without enough to eat.
All of the youth who served four hours or more on April 20th will be eligible for prizes in a drawing that will be conducted at the end of this week - - good luck, and thanks for giving back to the planet!
Take Back 420 is a project of the Substance Abuse Coalition of Douglas County - - contact the site moderator for more information, to participate in Take Back 420 next year or to join the Coalition.