Service to Go!

An innovative and fun approach to community service – right from your home!

The projects below are all a part of our Service To Go Initiative which provides community service opportunities for families and individuals that fit their busy schedules. The links below will give you access to a project description, materials list, and instructions for a fun project that will benefit our local community. All you need are the materials and you can complete the project wherever and whenever you want! Once you’re finished, mail the project to the organization listed in the instructions.

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Alphabet Books for Local Headstart Classrooms
Help kids learn to read by creating a book they get to take home.
Click here to download the instructions and a list of needed supplies

Any Hero Mail
Write letters, jokes, poems or even draw pictures for troops overseas.  The sky is the limit!  Send them any hand made craft that will make a service man or woman smile. *This is great project for kids!*
Click here to download the instructions and a list of needed supplies

Beaded Bracelets

Make bracelets that the youth at Chahelem Youth and Family Services can sell in their youth-run thrift store.
Click here to download the instructions and a list of needed supplies

Cards for Troops
Cards the troops can personalize and send home to loved ones.  *This is a great project for scrapbookers!*
Click here to download the instructions and a list of needed supplies

Cat Toys for the Willamette Humane Society and Friends of Felines
Create toys for cats in shelter care to increase their health and happiness.
Click here to download the instructions and a list of needed supplies

Draft Stoppers
Make fun and colorful fabric snakes that can be placed under doors and windows to keep the cold out for Community Action Energy Services Program
Click here to download the instructions and a list of needed supplies

Placemats for Meals on Wheels
Make placemats to brighten up the trays that go out to receipients of Meals on Wheels meals.
Click here to download the instructions and a list of needed supplies

Random Acts of Thank You

Make awesome thank you cards for local non profits to give out to their volunteers.
Click here to download the instructions and a list of needed supplies

Tasty Treats for Dogs & Cats at the Willamette Humane Society
Bake yummy snacks for dogs and/or cats while they wait for their new family to find them. 
Click here to Download the instructions and a list of needed supplies


Ugly Quilts
Make sleeping bags for those experiencing homelessness in our community.  Follow this pattern to make easy sleeping bags for little to no cost.  Sleeping Bags will benefit the local group of The Sleeping Bag Project. 
Click here to download the instructions and a list of needed supplies


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