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Blue Angel Community Service Projects 2017-2018 [3 inch patch]

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Metallic threads of silver on a satin twill [3 inch square]
Complete 3 Requirements to earn this patch
Each symbol represents a community service project.
All the underlined text will take you to a new link for a patch, when you click on it

Note: The patch program is a guideline for the symbols that are presented on the patch. You can substitute other projects that represent these symbols. Each project does not need to be completed in specific order. The months noted are only suggested months to complete the projects.
You can also have a community event and complete 3 projects in a day. Invite others to assist at your event. Example: Collect shoebox items, food, and make cards for veterans at your event.

October- [sock]

**Don't forget to collect glasses for Sight Night on October 31. Free flyers available on line.

November- [cans]

  • Donate food for friends in your community for Thanksgiving baskets donated at the local grocery store, food banks, or faith organizations.
  • Donate collected items at the local food bankLet the local food bank know you would like to adopt a family for the holidays. Purchase all the non-perishable items needed to create their own dinner.
  • Other ideas are creating bread for the needy, work in a soup kitchen, make a simple meal for a family in need going through an illness, help elderly by preparing daily meals for them, help at a homeless shelter, make a simple meal for a family at the Ronald McDonald House,stock and organize food pantries.

  • Have a masquerade ball and collect food for the needy at the event or group meeting. Assign each group or person an item to bring and create bags of groceries for those in need. Deliver them to local food bank

December- [shoebox]

  • Create shoeboxes for children or shoeboxes for soldiers {Lists of items to place in the boxes are located on the above links}
  • Create a Jared Box.{Lists of items to place in the boxes are located on the above links}. All shoeboxes can be dropped off at the local hospitals, faith organizations or other locations that are accepting the boxes.

  • Write a Write a letter to Santa and make a wish come true for a child.
  • Create a toy drive, purchase a gift for a needy child, or adopt a child for the holidays.
  • Provide pajamas for children in need.

  • Choose a child from an angel tree or local organization that has a list of items for children, elderly, or soldiers.

  • Create holiday cards for soldiers.

  • You can also organize a holiday party at a family shelter

  • Bring joy to a senior by Singing songs and give out small gifts you collected or created. Call ahead to see how many will be in attendance.

  • Collect the stamps off your holiday cards for the stamp ministry.

January-[scarf, hat OR mittens]
  • Purchase warm hats, mittens and scarves for children, homeless shelters, and elderly.

  • Create scarf for a someone in need. [directions on how to create scarf are located here]

  • Older participants host events for a collection, contact facilities for list of needs, deliver the items and assist younger children in creating scarves from fleece.

February-[cards and envelope]

  • Adopt an endangered animal from another country through WWF.

  • Purchase bears and put them in birthday bags for needy children.

  • Donate gently used bears to firehouses or foster homes to add comfort to children in need.

  • Donate gently used luggage and bears to foster homes and homeless shelters. Check with your local facilities for drop off locations.

  • Visit an assisted living home and give out gently used or new bear with cards to the residents.

  • Older participants: Host a teddy bear picnic, teddy bear tea help host a thinking day/cultural event or booth and teach them endangered animals around the world, prepare a collection of bears or donate to Jared Box or Ronald McDonald House.

April-[Butterfly and leaves]

  • Decorate a butterfly or bird house and place it outside.

  • Decorate an Earth Day grocery bag. Use it for your groceries or donate to decorate the store for Earth Day.

  • Participate in any Earth Day activity.

  • Participate in an environmental community service activity. Examples are: Water conservation, Ocean clean-up, plant a tree, gardening for your home or elderly, work in your yard or plant a flower in a cup and watch it grow

  • Volunteer to tutor at camp or assist a teacher on a field trip

  • May- [cat]

    • During Late spring and summer many kittens are born or dropped off at shelters.
    • Collect items or volunteer your time at an animal shelter.

    • Make small fleece blankets or pillow beds.

    • Click here on how to make easy fleece blankets.

    • Spread the biscuits by donating animal biscuits or making homemade treats.

    • Volunteer at a zoo event.

    • Adopt an endangered animal.

    • Create toys or use old socks to make cat toys.

    • Volunteer to pet sit or walk someone's dog.

    • Have an animal themed party and collect donations from the local shelters list. Common items to donate: food dishes, grooming supplies,treats, food, litter, collars, leashes, toys, etc.

    June- [star]

    • Choose a project of your own.

    • You are a star for helping others in your community. Choose a project that you enjoy. Examples: Share your gifts with others (such as language, art, science etc.); create blankets for those in need; help your neighbor by collecting items for the holidays or food; make decorations for a social event; offer to be a mother's helper or help the elderly.
    This patch program was created by Nicole O. as her silver award in 2000. We have continued to host the project to help others in completing at least three community projects a year. She still assists annually to come up with ideas and projects to complete.

    Featured on the patch this year is a cat image of her adopted cat from the local shelter.


    If you are planning on organizing a collection for one of the above projects, below are some easy steps to get started.

    1. Supplies and Help- Write down a list of supplies you will need to organize the collection, including volunteers to assist you in organizing and promoting it.
    2. Drop off locations- Think of and confirm drop-off dates and locations. [This could be at a local monthly meeting with your organization or public facilities.]
    3. Connect- Contact local areas such as your after school or daycare centers, faith organizations, library, scout groups, or even the school.
    4. Develop flyers and collect emails-Make sure to state the date and locations for the drop-off and who will benefit from the donations. List and gather the items should be new or gently used.
    5. Contact- Tell all of your friends and local groups. Ask groups to forward your mail/flyer to through local newsletters, email blasts, social media, or allow you to post your flyer in their buildings.[especially if you have a pick up box there]
    6. Pick-up-Make sure there is someone that can assist you in picking up the items once the collection is over. You may want to check on them weekly if it is a month long collection project.
    7. Containers-Create a box or purchase/use a plastic container to place the items in. You can ask for large boxes at stores or food warehouses.
    8. Schedule the drop-offto the organization or place you are donating to at least one week before the date you plan to give them the items. This gives you time to go through the items and make sure some of them are not damaged or the incorrect items. Keep a tally of the number of items you collected so you can let the facility know how many you are donating. This helps them know if they have enough for everyone and helps you set a goal for the following year or next project.
    9.Assign your tasks- Don't do it all yourself. Delegatejobs such as picking up at certain locations, pick up items, handing out flyers, sending emails, creating boxes, or posters.

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