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          How does your chapter stay involved in the community?
          We volunteer regularly at local Special Olympics events and are always volunteering for local community events.
          Our chapter does a few fundraisers throughout the year to involve our school and community. For example, last year, Fifer BPA held a car wash and yard sale to raise money for the National Leadership Conference. The community was asked to donate items that could be resold. Then, on the day of, you were to bring your cars to be washed while you shop at the yard sale.
          My chapter stays involved in the community by participating in service projects. Whenever we catch word of a chance to volunteer, we jump at it because we value giving back to the community very highly. We have participated in beach pickups, canned food drives, clothes donations, and many other events.
          Relay for life and Thanksgiving baskets for families
          Our chapter stays involved in the community by attended city hall meetings and hosting events to help improve the community.
          We are in the planning stages of setting our events this year but some will include a clothing drive to reuse @ recycle for the environment. Charity runs, and Rake Up Nampa are a few.
          -Illinois Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway program
          -serve local food pantries
          -help out with school dances, activities, etc.
          -keep up with local service activities in our district programs
          We are involved in multiple service events, including, but not limited to Feed My Starving Children, donations to food pantries, and fundraising for various organizations in our local area. We also have various social media accounts, like Twitter and Facebook, through which we keep current and prospective members posted about our activities.
          We do activities for our school and have used BPA Cares to recognize people in our community. Our one big thing for school is working with the school board to help prepare for our annual telethon. A BPA Cares Example is last year we had a couple come talk about safety. They lost their son in high school because he was not wearing a seatbelt. There talk was a huge influence on safety for our students by relating to our lives.
          We do many service projects including producing videos for local nonprofits like our humane society.
          We do community blood drives, fundraisers to raise money for nationals, a river clean-up, and we spend many hours at our animal shelter and also our elementary school.
          We volunteer to help with the Special Olympics for various events throughout the year. We have made Halloween candy bags for those children that cannot go trick or treating in the local area. We taken baked goods to one of our local Veterans organizations. We have done book drives, food drives and toy drives during holidays and various times.
          We currently have revived our chapter newsletter and plan to use that to spread the word about us and to release helpful articles on topics such as safety in correspondence with the torch awards for publishing articles. We also volunteer in Special Olympic events as they present themselves and we plan to have a volleyball team for our team sports on campus! We are also reviewing other ideas to become more involved.
          We participate in Special Olympics and will be cosponsoring a bi-annual blood drive with the Hawkeye Community College Phi Theta Kappa chapter. We are adding more community projects each meeting.
          My chapter hosts a Santa's Workshop event each holiday season, in which our members write letters from Santa to local community children. In addition, we host our Flags for Vets event, in which we place American flags on the gravestones of local Veterans.
          We attend school board meetings.
          Yes, my chapter does fundraising in the community and projects to promote   awareness for texting and driving among other things.
          Canned food drive for MARS.
          Positive notes for students around the school.
          The warm coat drive.
          We give our thanks to those who work for us (academically, volunteering, financially, etc.) by making 'thank you cards," offering some sort of treat, helping the alumni stay involved in important matter such as texting and driving. Although small, we really like to give a big THANK YOU.
          Our chapter is very involved in the community. We clean up the Veterans Park. We also have put on several blood drives, and a blood drive/lunch to give back to community members. The chapter will often run concessions for sporting events, and put on breakfasts/lunches.
          Our chapter conducts events such as Red Ribbon Week, drug awareness week, and help with activities such as Breakfast with Santa.
          We work for the community to provide t-shirt and ticket printing, as well as help out with concessions and cleaning after games.
          We raised and tagged monarch butterflies for citizen science project. Last year, we volunteered at the Amish Country Half Marathon 
          Torch awards is a huge way that my chapter stay involved in the community, we also do a wide variety of service projects, such as donating canned food items to the Ronald McDonald house.
          We've provided support to our community by cleaning beaches, community services and always being helping hand to our fellow students overall. Collecting bottle caps for "free" cancer treatment.   
          We do a lot of volunteer work with neighboring elementary schools and organizations like Special Olympics. We also team up with the city's chamber of commerce and Police Department for certain projects.
          We volunteer at Heritage Hill, Participate with Habitat for Humanity, Habitat Restore, The Salvation Army.
          We participate in Business after Hours. Also, we love being able to help our local United Way with some of their service projects.
          Our chapter requires that each member has at least 7 hours of community service and we plan to attend about 5 to 6 volunteer activities together as a chapter in a year. 
          My chapter is involved with collecting canned goods, putting on miracle minutes, and being available for other community events. 
          We participate in local events such Saturday Live and being in charge of a local school dance.
          We have a senior citizen care drive and raise money to participate in the polar plunge
          We attend sports games to fundraise and tell people about our cause and goals.
          We volunteer our time to multiple community events. We go to the nursing home, rings bells for the Salvation Army, and support the Angel tree. Those are just a few out of numerous activities we do. 
          My chapter stays involved in the community by supporting other events and clubs within the school and community. Our chapter also helps out with projects in the community such as the Glitter in Gold foundation that helps raise money for kids with cancer, and we donate used outdoor clothes to the community for people who cannot afford proper winter attire.
          We sponsor the Toys for Tots drive, which distributes donated toys to underprivileged children in the community.
          The BPA chapter I am in stays involved with our community by broadcasting the high school football games online and through the radio.
          My chapter stays involved in the community through participating in various drives for donation collection and by volunteering at our local Special Olympics. We do things such as, Harvest Drive, America's Moms for Soldiers, and Teens4Jeans. We have also participated in drives for other clubs to help out the others around us.
          We have had a Harvest Drive, Anti-Bullying Week, Teens for Jeans Campaign, Coin for Change for Red Cross, Peace Week, and Special Olympics Summer County Games. 
          Our chapter, each year, has a specific day on which all members take over each location that Salvation Army Bell Ringers hold during the Red Kettle Campaign to give back to the community by raising money to pay for utilities and food for those who cannot afford them. We also give our members the opportunity to recommend community projects we can assist with; this year a coat drive has been mentioned in which coats will be donated for people who do not have any.
          We make blankets for children with cancer
          Accept donations for homeless shelters and animal shelters
          We walk for Special Olympics
          We raise money for families around the holidays
          We do food drives and we help a boy and girl child with gifts from the Christmas Tree tags.

          We are told of events we can attend.  We are reminded to visit the museums around the area.

          Kirkwood held a blood drive which many BPA members participated in.
          Our chapter stays involved in the community by doing service events. For example, we held a Halloween event for little kids in the community called "Trick or Treat Street".
          We annually re-paint our schools paws (we're the bulldogs), and have raised money for businesses in the community, most recently the local bowling alley.
          We will be attending (as a group) the Second Annual Jolly Meals. This is a project that helps feed members of the community during the holiday season. We did it last year and it was very rewarding. 
          Publish news in the local newspaper, participate in local Optimist Easter egg stuffing, run concession stands, participate in "Toys for Tykes" (Christmas toys for community children), hold an Hour of Code event after school
          We hold Volleyball Tournaments, serve community service projects, and spread a positive influence in the community.
          Our chapter participates in various fundraisers that help the community. We participated in a coat drive that helped to keep those less fortunate warm.
          We have done clean-ups at our lake, and we also supplied entertainment at a PTSO carnival.
          We have done volunteering at Tangnayika which is a zoo.
          We try to create many volunteer opportunities that will not only benefit us but the people as well, such as helping the ECISD transportation department deliver toys to the neighborhoods in poverty. We are also currently planning another project that will give the students volunteer hours by spending time with the sick people at hospitals. 
          As mentioned before, we participate in the local meat raffle at our sports bar, but we also deliver phone books to neighborhoods to our town every fall, and we started a "Drive for Your School" event for every Spring.


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