10 Oct Designate time in your schedule for service
October is 4-H’s annual Month of Service.
Florida 4-H is challenging youth from across the state to plan or participate in a community service project during the month of October. We want to show Florida how much 4-H members can accomplish when we work together and give back to the community. We are happy for youth to participate in many types of service projects in October, but we are especially excited to see youth take part in a Clothing the World project
What is Clothing the World?
The Florida 4-H State Council is proud to be continuing the State Service Project – “Clothing the World.” This project is a call to action for 4-H members to engage in service projects that focus on helping those in need by hosting clothing drives, volunteering or fundraising for clothing charities, and making clothing items for those in need locally or overseas. The purpose of the “Clothing the World” project is to exemplify the “Heart” aspect of the four H’s by providing for one of the most basic human needs of people around the world – clothing. 4-H members can use this project at a district, county, and club level.
Below are a few ideas put together by the youth State Project Committee for Clothing the World service projects, to participate in during the month of service.
- Host a Sole Hope Shoe Cutting Party
- Make T-shirt rugs for homeless
- Sew Pillowcase Dresses
- Assemble care packages for homeless
- Host a sock drive
- Volunteer at a shelter
- Host a baby shower for underprivileged families
For more information and ideas about clothing the world, take a look at this guide book, put together by the State Project Youth Chair and the State Project Youth Committee
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #4heverywhere when you post your 4-H activities on social media.
A portion of this content was taken from florida4h.org