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Host a “super service hour”

Super service hour

What do your club members do during meetings? If your club meetings aren’t as fun and spontaneous as you’d like them to be, try a “super service hour.” During a super service hour, club members help with a quick, easy and fun service project.

Here are two ideas to get you started:

1) Friendship bracelet kits for children’s hospitals

Friendship bracelet kits


For this project, you will need:

  • Construction paper
  • Markers or crayons
  • Six strands of floss or string in different colors
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Yarn 
  • Large Ziploc bag
  • Beads (optional) 
  • Friendship Bracelet Kit Instruction Insert (download online and print)

Steps:

1. Cut the friendship bracelet instruction sheets in half. Add colorful construction paper to the front and back of the instruction sheets to form a booklet.

2. Punch holes along one side of the booklet. Loop the yarn through the holes to tie the pages together.

3. Decorate the cover of the booklet. (Remember to add a fun title and pictures!)

4. Fill the Ziploc bag with strings or floss (in at least three colors) and some beads (optional). Include one of the paper rulers from the instruction sheet.

5. Insert your booklet into the bag. If your booklet doesn’t fit inside the bag, staple your kit to the outside of the bag instead.



2) Dog toys for a local animal shelter


T-Shirt dog toys

For this project, you will need:

  • Two T-shirts
  • Pair of scissors

Steps:

1. Start by cutting 2 or 3-inch-wide vertical slits at the bottom hem of your T-shirts. After you’ve cut slits along the entire hem, just rip along the slit all the way to the neckline of the T-shirt.

2. Gather your T-shirt strips and tie them all in a knot at one end. Divide your strips into thirds and braid them together.

3. Once you’ve braided down to the other end, tie the strips in a knot and cut any straggling pieces.

4. Donate your dog toys to an animal shelter.

Super service bonus: While you’re there, talk with a shelter representative about additional ways you club can help out.


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