Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Team Service Projects at Pine Street Inn

By Seamus

Last weekend my family and I went to the homeless shelter called The Pine Street Inn in Boston to make a difference in someone’s life.

We decided to donate some of our time to people less fortunate than ourselves. It was not very hard at all. It was actually quite fun! Sometime you might be able to help them out too.

We went to do a special Christmas program called family gift wrapping. We got to wrap gifts that companies had donated to the Pine Street Inn. Another thing we did was make cards for the guests staying there. Those were probably the only gifts and cards they are going to get all Christmas. Imagine only getting one present all Christmas. It would not feel very good.

In the time we were there I made four Christmas cards, and my sister Hannah made four cards. We made them from paper, glue and decorations. My Dad made only two cards because he was making them very carefully. My Step-Mom Julia made five cards, and she helped the rest of us make our cards more pretty. Julia is good at making Christmas cards.

There are many ways you can help the Pine Street Inn. You can make a financial donation in any amount by mail or online. Maybe have a company sponsor a drive for food or new clothing. If you want to do something with your whole family volunteering with your family is a great way to spend time together, engage in meaningful activity and have fun.

Visit Pine Street Inn on the web.

Get involved at Pine Street Inn.

Join Pine Street Inn on Facebook.

If your BASEBALL TEAM is interested to set up a service project at The Pine Street Inn, contact Coffee Fields in the Volunteer Department at 617-892-9186 or via email at Coffie.Fields@pinestreetinn.org.

Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings!