Belmont Serves Weekend 2020
Serving Closer to Home
Saturday Oct. 10, 2020 - Monday Oct. 12, 2020 (School Holiday)
Due to restrictions on gathering in large groups, we will not be hosting an in-person event in 2020.
Virtual Service Projects
Serving each other is a gift for both the reciever and the giver. There is a Chinese proverb, “A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.“ This year more than ever our spirits need uplifting and there is no better way to do that than to give of your time and energy in serving someone else.
Here are some Service Opportunities
Please choose one or several service projects to do on your own, with your family, pod, neighborhood or service group the weekend of Belmont Serves. Take a picture or a quick video and share with the community the good that is happening in the community. Here are some recommended service projects for you to chose from:
- Print out a Belmont Serves Bingo Card and plan out a few service ideas with the kids! (A completed card could get you an ice cream! Details on the card)
Clean up trash on your street, at your park
Ask neighbors what you can do to help-yard work, change light bulbs etc..
Plant some bulbs for your family or neighbor
Go on a walk/run in your neighborhood-say hello to all those who cross your path
Hold a car wash and give proceeds to the Belmont Food Pantry
Support a local business
Painting Kindness Rocks/Hope Rocks and place them near your sidewalk
Clothing drive for Cradles to crayons
Thank you notes for front line workers
Book Exchange-donate in your neighborhood
Belmont Helps will have a Free Mask table in Belmont Center Sunday and Monday 1-3pm
Post and Share your service
By sharing your service to your networks, you share the good feelings of humanity with those near and far and fill feeds with kindliness and love.
Instagram: Tag your share with @belmontserves (we will reshare to our followers!) and #belmontserves2020
Facebook: tag your share #belmontserves2020
Email: send your picture or short video to email@example.com and we will share it on Instagram and you may even get in the local paper!
High School Service Hours
Our Belmont High School students have community service requirement and this weekend is a great time to dedicate to getting some hours banked. In order to get credit, send your filled out form and a picture of your post or service to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will verify your service and endorse your form!
A note about The food drive for Belmont Food Pantry - many people, young and old, have enjoyed over the years participating in the annual food drive where 7,000 empty bags are donated by local grocery stores, stapled with a Belmont serves flyer by dozens of volunteer youth in a single evening, dropped on doors across town designated by 70 routes and then collected on the day of Belmont Serves and sorted by hundreds of volunteers. As you can imagine there are multiple reasons why this food drive is not possible this year. The good news is that in consulting with the Belmont Food Pantry, they are well positioned to take care of the need in our communy this fall.