The SERVE portion of our event promotes community service. Area 4-H clubs adopt a local non-profit organization. Club members educate the the public about the needs of their organization and how they are filling that need by completing the project. The members demonstrate how to make the item and coach event participants to complete each item.
Projects are being completed by........
- Clover 5K participants
- Youth groups interested in community service
- High school students with a community service requirement
- and anyone who wishes to put their HANDS to LARGER service!
Our 2014 Walk & Serve event made a huge impact on Greater Columbus. Fifteen county 4-H clubs adopted fifteen non-profit organizations, with just a few listed below.
CHA Animal Shelter - 194 durable dog toys to be used or sold at the shelter.
Colony Cats - 102 cat toys to be used or sold at the shelter.
My Very Own Blanket - 65 no-sew fleece blankets for children in foster care.
Stowe Mission - 31 fleece scarves and 89 fleece hats for homeless/low income men, women, and children.
Spina Bifida - 100 rice socks decorated for people who are in pain and need a heating/cooling pad.
Project Linus - 102 fabric squares decorated, that will be pieced together to create handmade quilts and given to children that need comforted.
Patches of Light - 68 bags decorated filled with activities and markers for children in the oncology unit of Children’s Hospital.
- Mid-Ohio Food Bank - 722 pounds of non-perishable food and drink donated by the 4-H Council and those who attended our event!
For more information, visit http://www.4hcouncil.org/home.html