Community Service

Snowflakes melt alone – but together they can be traffic stoppers!
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Corbett Cares 4-H club is dedicated to community service. Each member is responsible for their own community service idea and then we, as a club, help make that project a reality. Some of our projects are listed below. Thanks for your interest in Corbett Cares 4H Club!

 

Operation Bottle Cap Collection

Ongoing Club  Project

In April of 2011 we learned about the different types of plastics. ( You can too by selecting here! ) We decided that there are far too many plastics ending up in our landfills, waterways and oceans.

help remove hard to recycle products from the landfill

To try and do something about this, we created “Operation Bottle Cap Collection“. This project included our kids creating collection boxes for their school classrooms, coming up with information to share with kids and teachers about how and why we were doing this, and then ultimately collecting the caps and taking them to a special collection center called Far West Fibers, so these caps could be diverted from our landfills ( where they don’t ever break down ) and can be recycled and used in something else, like maybe playground equipment!Read more here!

 

Non-Toxi Clean

October 2012

Windows get dirty, but you don’t need to reach for chemical cleaners to return them to a sparkling shine. Use natural, nontoxic ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice to clean and polish windows. Chemical window-cleaning agents contribute to environmental damage and can contribute to indoor air pollution. Learn more here and see our own “mock” product line called “NON TOXI CLEAN” ( the kids came up with that and it’s too great not to share! ) :)

 

Yard Debris Clean Up

November 2010

Corbett Cares 4h club community service yard cleanup
Yard work ( leaf raking, gutter cleaning, etc. ) for a community member living on her own in Corbett Oregon. * More pictures available from our Facebook page.

 

Hard to recycle items Collection

April 2010
Corbett Cares 4h Club Earth Day Hard to Recycle Items

Spring clean. Our club is collecting hard to recycle items like rigid plastic and block styrofoam in April to take to the City of Gresham Earth Day Celebration and Recycling Event on April 24th, 2010. We will then be working on a collection bin for these items to be stationed at the Springdale School Community Center. Check back for more details! * More pictures available from our Facebook page!

 

Animal Shelter Blanket Drive

February 2010

 

Corbett Cares 4H  Blanket Drive for the Animal Shelter
This community service project collected blankets for the Multnomah County animal shelter. With the help of parents and students at the Corbett Grade School we collected a lot of blankets and delivered them to the shelter and also had a tour of the shelter thanks to John Rowton. More pictures available from our Facebook page!

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Road Clean Up

January 2010

Our first community service goal was to pick up trash and adopt a road in Corbett. Unfortunately, because our club members are a few years shy of 13,  we couldn’t officially adopt a road yet. We still did a fine job collecting trash on Lucas Road on MLK’s National Day of service in January 2010.

The kids worked really hard and even with the bad weather we all filled our bags! ( We all agreed that picking up trash for an hour or so on a day with some wind was nothing compared to the work others, like Martin Luther King Jr. have done over the course of their lifetimes! ) * More pictures available from our Facebook page!

 

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” No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop

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” How can we expect our children to know and experience the joy of giving unless we teach them that the greater pleasure in life lies in the art of giving rather than receiving.
James Cash Penny

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” It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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” I don’t know what your destiny will be, but the one thing I know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. “
Albert Schweitzer

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” No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for someone else.
Benjamin Franklin

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” Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.Martin Luther King Jr.

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” The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.
Leonard Nimoy

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” We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

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“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”
Japanese Proverb