Uncategorized Making Memories for Others

By Sharon Schoenfeld
Owen at Woldenberg Village on December 25th

We began our volunteering at the St. Bernard Project with an ice breaker. We went around in a circle saying our name and the city we live in, then we recounted a childhood memory. After everyone had gone Chris, one our volunteer coordinators, told us the purpose of the ice breaker. Everyone of our memories was related to our neighborhood or a home. By building the house that we were working on today, we were helping a little boy or girl like us make memories. We helped families come together and have a normal life in a good home. Although we just painted the home and helped clean, I really felt like I was changing people’s lives. Even though the painting we did was just a small part of the home in the future, each minute we helped paint was a minute closer to a family moving in.

~ Owen Jannsen – 9th Grade, Evanston, Illinois

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