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Blue Angel Community Service Projects (2021-22)

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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. This year year her cat that she rescued from a shelter is located on the patch with a suggestion to help animals.

Metallic threads of silver and gold [3 inch square]
Complete 3 Requirements to earn this patch
Each symbol represents a community service project or create a project of your own.

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: Wear mismatch socks, bring a food donation, fill a stocking or shoebox, donate items, and make cards at your event.

Click on the blue links below to see other patches you can earn or guidelines on completing a specific project for an organization.

Sock-Wear mis-match socks to school or show your team spirit when you are playing sports or in gymJoin in the Million Misfit Sock March and celebrate what makes you different and take a stand against bullying-wear MISFIT SOCKS.Mis-fit Sock Day with the matching year bar.

Bag of Food-Donate food for friends in your community for anytime at the local food bank, at the local grocery store or faith organizations. Let the local food bank know you would like to adopt a family.
Purchase all the non-perishable items needed to create their own dinner.

Other ideas are creating or donating bread for the needy. Donate cookies.TThey accept cookies at assisted living homes, homeless shelters, after school programs, or you can create a basket and give them to someone to help cheer them up.

Gift-Create shoeboxes for children or shoeboxes for soldiers or Jared box. {Lists of items to place in the boxes are located on the above links}. Shoeboxes can be dropped off at the local faith organizations or other locations that are accepting donations. Donate gifts around the holidays or make small gifts for mail carrier, teacher or scout leader.

Other Options: Write a letter to Santa fulfills wishes to childen that are ill. Create a toy drive or adopt a family 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. Bring joy to a senior home by dropping off small gifts you collected or created.

Mittens and hat- Donate OR shop for warm hats, mittens and scarves. Older participants can crochet or knit a scarf. You can also make scarves from strips of fleece 6 inches wide with cut fringes at the bottom.

Card with heart--Create Valentines for Veterans, elderly, or assist children in a Valentine craft. Every year young children create special Valentines to brighten the lives of our nation's Veterans. Cards can be created in every shape and size - and are made with everything from tissue paper, stickers, and colored doilies to crayons, construction paper, and rubber stamps. You can also deliver the cards or collect a large amount at an event.Template for Valentine cards

Cat/Animal- Make a bird house or a pinecone bird feeder. Create small fleece blankets, dog biscuits and toys.Collect items or volunteer your time at a shelter. Volunteer at a zoo event. Have an animal themed party and collect donations from the local shelters list. Volunteer to pet sit or walk someone's dog.

Items to donate: food dishes, grooming supplies, treats, food, litter, collars, leashes, toys, etc. [Click here on how to create a fleece blanket] Make a 1 yard size for pets.

Tree- Plant a tree through One Tree planted, participate in Earth day community service activity. Other examples are: Gardening for your home or elderly, work in the yard or help a younger group earn a nature badge.

Recycle Symbol- Create a recycle conatiner in your home to place recycled items in, teach others how to recycle, make a bird feeder out of a water bottle, recycle your markers or crayons, recycle an old item into something new, earn the water conservation patch, use items for crafts, OR recycle your clothes or books by donating them to the needy. Turn your shoes into precious water for children and their families Funds generated from the selling of the shoes provide well drilling rigs, water purification systems, and hand pump repair.

Safety Symbol--June is national safety month. Create safety in your home. Help check your smoke detector batteries, create an exit plan, and make sure you have a fire extinguisher. Make thank you pinwheels, cards, donate cookies, or other items for community and hospital workers. Teach first aid to others, earn the Emergency Ready Patch, or take a safety class so you can help others in the future.

Star or Heart: 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.

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 email/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-off to 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. Divide your tasks - don't do it all yourself.
Delegate- Such as picking up at certain locations, handing out flyers, sending emails, creating boxes, or posters.

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