I am loving this new network and how smoothly it runs!!
My name is Lynn and I am the facilitator of a small group in The Dalles, Oregon. Right now the group consists of our two girls, ages 3 1/2 and almost 10. We also have several adults who are volunteers with our group, including my Mother and a couple of family friends.
We have done several small community clean-up events, and one LARGE one. We had a total of 10 volunteers, and packed up nine 30 gallon garbage bags, as well as filled up several recycle bins worth of recyclables.
Our group also has teamed up with Clean World Movement to help track what we clean up and how much of it we get each time. These reports are talked about on their network.
One thing about our group is our 9 year old daughter, she is a heart patient. Last year she had started doing her daily walks and clean-ups with her Grandmother. About two months later, she had heart surgery to correct a fused valve. She was up and doing her clean-ups about 2 weeks later!
One of our major projects is taking on the school meal system. With several students having food allergies, and Kati's heart issues, we are vigilant in monitoring what they eat. It is depressing to know that the meals they are served haven't changed much since the 20+ years since I went to that same school.