Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Project Clean Start

My Leadership Tuscaloosa class is divided into teams for our Leadership in Action community service projects.

My team is called Triumph Tuscaloosa and our project is called Clean Start. There are seven of us on the team. We each have identified a community service agency that means something to us, and are assembling personal care kits for disbursement through the agency. (We have to assemble 25 kits each.)

Our team has enjoyed this project as it has been a true example of collaboration, and allows each of us to work with the agency of our choice, but with the same product and end-goal. One of our team members is donating to Red Cross, one to a domestic violence shelter, one to the YMCA, one to the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority, and I am taking my kits to the West Alabama AIDS Outreach.

Part of the goal of course is to solicit contributions from, and involve, the community. My dentist is donating toothbrushes, and I will buy disposable razors, but the other items you see in this picture must be procured and assembled by me. Each kit costs $5, so if you're interested in donating please send me an email. Even if it's just $5, every little bit helps!

My grandmother always said everyone felt better when they were clean, and I whole-heartedly agree.

No comments: