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          What are examples of activities your chapter has completed to apply for a BPA Cares Award?
          Planting a tree on school grounds, picking up trash at a local park, volunteering at a food bank, volunteering for Special Olympics
          Recently, my chapter has organized a service project called Rebecca's Closet. Members of my chapters setup donation boxes for old women's clothing. At the end of the project we distributed the clothes to women at local homeless shelters.
          1. Planted flowers around our school
          2. Painted room numbers along sidewalks for fire drills
          We have been involved in community service events like packing food for Feed My Starving Children, volunteering at Alden Estates (a place for those in rehabilitation), and spending time with members of the Council for Exceptional Children (youths with disabilities).
          Feed My Starving Children 
          IDOT Highway Pick Up
          Volunteering at the food pantry, holding Alex's Lemonade stands, holding social events, holding Act Out Loud Rallys, holding member recruitment events, having social events
          Community Service through our athletic department.
          Bulletin Boards
          Social Media (Twitter and Facebook)
          One year we held a technology drive as a BPA Cares project. Last year, we had the safety awareness presentation. The parents of a boy that was killed in an accident because he was not wearing a seatbelt came in and talked to the 9th-12th grade. BPA also replaced the "buckle up for Colt" signs. This year we have started planning one service project. One of the local churches has a building called World Relief where they package soap or food for needy countries. Our chapter is going to go there one or multiple nights to help out there.
          To apply for BPA Cares, we usually participate in NOYS which is an advocate for no texting and driving.
          We do blood drives, volunteering at the animal shelter, earth day activities, and we also do a river clean-up.
          We have written articles about our volunteer actives with Special Olympics and other community activities. We have also sponsored some of the kids from the local angel tree at Christmas time and bought gifts for those kids.
          My chapter launched a relief project after Hurricane Sandy devastated several local communities. We accepted donations of non-perishable items, as well as medical and cleaning supplies. In addition, we collected money during our school lunches, which was then used to purchase more food and supplies. Everything was then packed into a van, and personally delivered by one of our teachers to Far Rockaway, NY.
          Safety Award: Hire a CPR/First Aid professional to certify everyone in chapter
          We have run canned food drives, no distraction driving (take the pledge), and send care packages to local soldiers and others over sea to apply for a BPA Cares Award. 
          Our chapter completed a fundraiser for hunger that consisted of a can drive, and a special school day where we contributed money in order to wear sweatpants.
          Red Ribbon Week
          Decorations for nursing home
          Shoveling snow
          Send cards to soldiers
          Trick-or-Treat with handicapped preschool children
          Trick or treat with Unicef, donations to Operation Smile and others
          night vigils for children, cleaning beaches for a save environment, Cancer waking awareness activities, cleaning university.
          We recently volunteered at a community festival called Flight of the Monarchs, where we release hundreds of Monarch butterflies so they can do their big migration. This counts as volunteer hours for an environment related project.
          Cleaning the university, Kids day, Gift.
          We hold the Chain of love event yearly for Special Olympics. We also like to keep active with the surrounding communities and the orgs that reside within.
          We volunteered at the heritage festival and participated in trunk or treat at our school. 
          Environmental club hosts events that we participate in as a chapter and we participate in the polar plunge as a chapter
          Viking Vault Item Drive
          We have a book drive every year for those in need. 
          We did Funding Factory, Earth Day, and Earth Drive.
          Internet safety
          No Shave November; where guys have to pay daily, weekly or monthly to not shave or cut their hair throughout the month
          Raising money for local businesses and promoting drug awareness, either through posters, oral presentations, or videos.
          Participating in the Bake Sale to raise money for Special Olympics. 
          We have done the Veteran Day Program and Krispy Kreme Fundraiser and November social and we are doing the Christmas social.
          Attend various speakers that talk about the hazards of drinking and driving; drug awareness and others. 
          BPA Professional dress donation
          Anti-Bullying Week and Teens for Jeans.
          Christmas dinner for the needy, Chi Hullo Li recovery 5k walk, clothing drive, Safety promotion, Trick or treaters (local head start), safety video, blood drives, No Zebras/No Excuses (sexual violence), breast cancer awareness, Thanksgiving food baskets, participate in wreaths across America honoring Veterans
          Plan a St. Baldrick's assembly every year that raises about $10,000 annually. All proceeds are donated to fund children's cancer research.
          Toy Drive, Clubs that Care
          Coats for Kids
          Teddy Bear Fundraiser 
          We had a BPA Cares movie day
          We have raised our membership through our Freshmen orientation.
          A blanket drive and the garden project 
          We sell Links for Love for Special Olympics.
          Project Unify
          Our Chapter has helped with relief projects, such as aiding those who suffered a fire in a neighboring town. These people lost everything, so we held a clothes and monetary donation drive. 
          dodgeball tourament
          We go down to the elementary school every year and decorate cookies with the youth. Also, we help the food drive and during the holidays we go down and help them wrap and assign presents to those in need. Moreover, every year we donate to Special Olympics. This shows that we care about our community and that we, as a chapter, care. 
          Our chapter does a Spa day during teacher appreciation day
          We participated in chapter social week 
          Breast Care Awareness Week, Awareness Walks, Shoe Drives.
          Helped build a greenhouse.
          Promoted our BPA chapter by hosting an annual dinner auction, and recruiting activities.
          Donate money to orphans during Christmas.

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