Washington D.C. – Day 1

Today, we began our week long service for the homeless and those who need the food. At the beginning when walking to the YSOP’s location I didn’t know what to expect from this week and how it would all play put. We had our orientation then split up and went to separate location, I started out [more…]

D.C. Day 3 – Unique Residential Care Center

Today was one of my favorite service days. We started our morning at the Unique Residential Care Center. The U.R.C.C is a nursing home that is dedicated to high quality healthcare services and providing their residents with the environment they need in order to achieve the most homelike atmosphere. Our job was to go around [more…]

D.C. Day 2 – Capital Area Food Bank

It is day 2 in D.C. and today is going to be a long one. We started our morning by heading to the Capital Area Food Bank. The Capital Area Food Bank is one of the largest organizations in the D.C. area that is constantly working to fight back against hunger. With so many community [more…]

D.C. Day 4 – Seabury Resources for Aging

Today was our last day of service. My group went to Seabury Resources for Aging, an organization that provides free to affordable support systems for older adults and their families. Our task of the day was to help an elderly woman with some of her yard work. We did simple things such as pulling weeds, [more…]

YSOP New York

I am finally home after a long day of traveling from New York back to good ole Missouri. The trip was amazing, and I could not image doing anything else for my Spring Break. This week I have learned so much. The two words I can describe this week would be inspiring and meaningful. The [more…]

last day here!

we started out the day touring central park. it was absolutely gorgeous, I could of spent all day there because its so relaxing and peaceful and people aren’t crowding you all the time. then we went to times square to shop and eat. I ate at the hard rock cafe and it was amazing and [more…]

Last Day!

Today we went to Central Park and walked around.  After that we went to Time Square and ate at Hard Rock Cafe.  The icing on the cake was Top of The Rock.  It was so far up that my ears popped as we were going up the elevator!  This was the perfect day to bring [more…]

Workday #4

Yesterday for our final workday we went to Trinity Lutheran Church and helped serve lunch.  As soon as we got there we started cutting potatoes and bagging onions.  As soon as all of the guests arrived I was on tray duty.  I wiped down all of the trays after people were finished eating.  After all [more…]

the overall experience

the trip overall was absolutely amazing, I loved being able to make a difference in New York by volunteering. it was definitely eye opening seeing what the homeless have to go through every single day and it makes you feel blessed for what you have. I loved being able to sight see. I got to [more…]

Last Day/Night !

Today is sort of bittersweet because it is our last day in New York. I had a GREAT time here and got to see everything that I wanted to see and then some. New York has some of the most amazing attractions and has such a better variety than back home. It is a little [more…]