"Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time."
"People have to be consistently inspired, outraged, or excited."
(via harmreduction)Source: Fast Company
Join LWP this week and find a way to make a difference. Whether it’s sharing a kinda word or donating of your time and talents. Small acts can make a world of change. Visit the LWP Facebook or website for ideas!
Help the Lansing Community and LWP in an effort to collect school supplies and send area students back to class with everything they need for a successful school year!
It’s almost that time of year again….. Backpacks, pens, pencils, paper, folders, rulers, calculators- you name it they need it! Now partnering with the East Lansing United Way Committee to send the kids at the Village Summit, City Rescue Mission & Southside Community Coalition back to school prepared for success. Now that we are getting our coupon game together we should be able to do this for next to nothing. We will postdeals on the Lunch with a Purpose page so make an investment in our future- but Don’t Overpay!
The City Rescue Mission is not going to be able to do their Backpacks of Hope this year either so we would LOVE to have tons of supplies to make sure that no child goes to school without the tools they need to succeed.
Bring the items to any Lunch with a Purpose Event or to any of the above listed drop off locations around East Lansing! If you are not in the Lansing area, the kids in your area need these things too…..
Compost- a mixture of various decaying organic substances, as dead leaves or manure, used for fertilizing soil.
Last week LWP visited the Ingham Family Center to help out with their community garden. There’s always plenty of work to do and this is LWP’s 2nd visit to the garden. The garden, or small farm rather, it run by a combination of Americorps workers, Ingham Family Center staff, students at Ingham Academy, and volunteers. While at the garden I had the ‘opportunity’ to turn compost. Not knowing much about compost this was a good chance for me to learn and get my hands dirty. The end result of compost is a vitamin rich, nutrient dense, potting soil. As John Krohn, director of the community garden, would say “steroids for the plants.” This final product if found at the bottom of the compost bins, making turning or rotating the bins necessary. Although this was a smelly, dirty and physically exhausting job, it was a job necessary for the well-being of the garden. This rich soil is put back in the garden to provide additional nutrients for the upcoming season. After leaving LWP this week I was reminded not only of the wonderful things the Ingham Family Center does but I was reminded about teamwork. Not all the positions may be the most desirable, but they are all crucial.