2012-2014 National Service Project - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Community Service Project Ideas
This organization is mentioned on the HOSA Handbook as an organization that could be contacted for community service projects.
American Red Cross
Autism Speaks - HOSA National Service Project 2008-2010
Child Share a part of Circle of Care
Check out Child Share on this website. (go to COMMUNITY RESOURCES, click on Child Share). Child Share offers support to foster parents to children from the Department of Human Services…have a “shower” for Child Share and invite a speaker to talk about the program, get a list of the most needed items, bring presents and have cake and punch! Don’t forget a camera to take pictures. This organization helps the helpers! (Oklahoma City and Tulsa).
Coupons for Military Families www.ocpnet.org
Military commissaries accept coupons up to six months after expiration. This is a great way to help the military families overseas with coupons you don't use and expired coupons. One of the largest groups is the Overseas Coupon Program, serving bases in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Belgium, Italy, Turkey and Spain.
Feed the Children
FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Program. Our partner is the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
FreeRice has two goals:
- Provide education to everyone for free.
- Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
For each answer you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.
Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide.
Habitat for Humanity
How about “the House that HOSA helped build”. This site provides information about Habitat for Humanity and ways that people can get involved to help, donating, finding a local project and helping….
One of our own teachers, Spencer Cluff from MetroTech started this program. Kidz 4 Troops started back in 2004 as idea of to put kids in touch with soldiers serving overseas in war zones. Over time the program grew to include anyone from across the country willing put into words or art, into support for our brave troops. As the years have come and gone Kidz 4 Troops now receives letters from over 22 states and several foreign countries. To date 250,000 letters have been received into the program and sent to the troops directly or via other organizations who have requested letters.
Additional Ideas can be found in Unit 7, “Making a Difference” in HOSA Learn Grow Become, this is available from CIMC. This has excellent worksheets for HOSA members to use to identify community projects.
Local Girl Scout leaders (always looking for ideas for meetings) would welcome presentations on health-related issues.
Homeless shelters would welcome volunteers. Some possibilities to offer would be to organize a drive for toiletries in small sizes or help with serving a meal.
HOSA members could offer assistance to churches, synagogues, mosques that provide outreach services or have a need for health-related information.
Last updated 02/05/2010