Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MLK, Jr. Day of Service Celebration- January 19th, 2015

On January 19th, 2015, B.E.A.R. celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and National Mentoring Month!

As part of the day of service, B.E.A.R. youth helped by:

1. Picking up recycling for local non-profits
2. Sorting recycling at the Ravalli County Recycling Center
3. Cooking and serving a fabulous chili supper for Ravalli County Recycling volunteers, B.E.A.R. families, and community members

The honorary guests of the event were Ravalli County Recycling Center volunteers. Thank you RCR volunteers for working towards a healthier environment!

The B.E.A.R. youth, alongside volunteers, Greg, Carolyn, and Sarah, did a great deal of work to make this event a success and we are so thankful for them! Thank you B.E.A.R. friends!

At the event attendees were asked to respond to the following question: 

                               "What are you doing for others?"

We found out that people in the Bitterroot Valley are serving by...

            Helping a friend with dementia and caring for grandchildren
                            Listening about others' pain in life, offering support and help
                                           Bringing a smile to the faces of those not happy

Playing as a pianist at church
                           Helping a friend who is injured
                                              Teaching kids in Corvallis, MT
                                                                  Teaching about religion
                                                                                   Being a friend in tough times                                        
                          Volunteering at the animal shelter
                                       Working to protect the environment
                                                    Helping old people with chores they can no longer do
                                                               Attending fundraisers

   Our Event Concluded with an Activity to Celebrate Mentors! 

           Thank you everyone for a great event!