My Father brings enlightenment into my life by providing food on the table for my family and helping me whenever I deal with car troubles. It’s a way for us to connect and bond after a long day of college or in his instance, work. My mother on the other hand, helps me through problems and gives me advices on situations that I need help with. She always greets me with a smile and there is no amount of money to describe how much that is valuable to me. Lastly, my two younger brothers are something I cherish very closely.
Although E.N Anderson, author of Everyone Eats, may sound clichéd when he says, “the group that prays together stays together-especially if its members share religious feasts”(155)... ... middle of paper ... ... transforms into a way to improve the community in worship and in life. For Martina and Philippa, food offers a spark they can use to save the church and keep their father’s dream alive, while also improving on what he built. For the Chu family, the ritual of Sunday dinner allows them to learn to accept each other while accomplishing and discovering their individual passions. This experience provides the characters with an opportunity to communicate. The meals they share together open their minds to new ideas concerning religion, family, and culture, and the transformation of food from stale and flavorless to tasty and wholesome symbolizes this change.
This scholarship will mean I can make a difference in a child’s life through education as well as inspire me to educate the next generation. ... ... middle of paper ... ... as hosting runs and selling jewelry. Also by being the President of my NHS chapter, I do a lot of community service. One volunteer project NHS sponsored was a can food drive for a local homeless shelter. We were able to raise over 200 cans in order to help families have a Thanksgiving Day meal at Bethany Haven.
My dad praised me in the same way as he did for my mum. I was felling great as I was trying everything to get that complement from my dad. I didn’t realise when my habit of getting compliment turned into my interest of cooking food. As I grew older I started helping mum in the real kitchen. As we discussed in Bandura’s social learning theory, role modelling and reinforcement played important role in my learning of cooking.
I have participated in countless one-time community service projects as well as a few long-term ones. I have volunteered with school clubs, groups of friends, and done many projects on my own. As the new vice president of National Honor Society, I made it my goal to incorporate even more community service opportunities for our members. I do not see community service as a requirement. On the contrary, I simply volunteer because I enjoy doing so.
I still remember the first time I measured the ingredients. I tried to make every measurement perfect; but after an hour of measurin... ... middle of paper ... ...mmunity really turned me into the person that I am today – responsible, hard-working and always stay positive. Those days when I lived and worked at Sun Flower bakery community, I learned how to bake and understood the value and the spirit of working. My family members also became closer to each other while we gathered and worked together in the kitchen. I was thankful for being born and growing up as a part of the bakery community.
On Friday, November 15, 2013, I volunteered with Campus Ministry and joined my peers on a Homeless Food Run. Not only did I organize food into bags and deliver them to people who truly deserved it, I was able to get to know the people I served with through prayer and simple conversation. In two hours, which seems like a relatively short amount of time, I connected not only with the Washington, D.C. community, but with my fellow students at Catholic University. Delivering food to these people was such a rewarding experience and I definitely plan on continuing to donate my time to participate in the Homeless Food Runs. When we first met up with each other, we were given instructions by the supervisors.
Now, there are probably some teenagers that might have thought about it or even done it, this is just my opinion, coming from my thoughts. Before this project, I would have never done service work around my community. After this project, I can honestly say I am very glad I approached volunteer service and will be doing more of it later on in my lifetime. Most people believe volunteerism is hard labor they aren’t getting paid for, one reason many people will not even consider it. You in fact do get paid for the labor you have done by nice people thanking you.
As a first aid helper for my school's sport event, I was taught basic first aid skills. In such situation, I have learned to respond and adapt quickly, and help ease the injured's pain and discomfort. Even though I do not know the beneficiaries personally, for the blood donation drive, food collection drive and flag day, I still feel very fulfilled knowing that I have helped someone in need out there. The 30 hours famine camp was a signifcant event for me... ... middle of paper ... ...ustomers and colleagues. During my free time, I enjoy cooking.
The children also have the do volunteer work like helping out at nursing homes or helping to paint a neighborhood school. Since we are a nonprofit organization, we rely on fundraisers for our funding. Some of the fundraisers we have are car washes and selling donuts, cookies and pizza. I enrolled my two children in the Young Marines, and they love the program. My oldest son has benefited so much from the program.