Community Service is an important component of 4-H club work. The Sheep Star and Ruminators 4-H Club had many ideas for their community service project. In the end, they chose to collect supplies for the New England Wildlife Hospital. Two teen members, Emma and Connor, served as peer leaders for the project and organized a trip to the hospital with their club leaders Amy and Janet.
Before they knew it they were getting more and more donations. "I printed out several copies of the flyer that Connor made and asked my grandparents and my mom's co-workers to donate. Donations started coming in and I realized that we needed more collection boxes," said Emma. They focused on collecting things on the New England Wildlife Hospital's wish list such as dog food, cleaning supplies and batteries. These items will be used in the hospital for medical care and general upkeep of the facility.
All 4-H clubs are reminded to report the results of their community service work on the Surveymonkey survey link or directly to their 4-H office. Clubs that report will receive incentives including banners, pledge posters, flags, tee shirts and curriculum. The winter survey is open until April 1. Report at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MA4-HWinter.