February 19, 2013
Norris and I both volunteered at the Crossing thrift shop in Macomb, IL. We volunteered from 12:20 - 2:30pm. Our task was to organize the books into alike categories and separate them in different boxes. As we went through the boxes we came across old year books from the 1920's, and even Dr. Seuss books. I wouldn't be surprised if they had some books that were worth a lot of money there. Workers at the Crossing get first dibs on anything that comes in so Norris was lucky enough to find a full speaker system and receiver for only $30! Organizing all of the books was surprisingly fun and the time went by really fast.
Posted by Tess Wendorf Labels: RPTA 230
Posted by Natalie Ambroziak Labels: RPTA 482G
February 17, 2013
Description: On Wednesday February 13, 2013, Kaitlyn Morgan and I (Briana Skonicki) went to Grand Prairie Retirement Home for two hours. Our main focus for the day was to get the residents up and moving. By doing that we decided to bring along with us Wii Sports and the game we decided to play with the residents was bowling. We thought bowling was appropriate because either the residents could stand up or also sit down and bowl if they were not comfortable standing up. We ended up getting two out of the 15 residents to come and play Wii with us in the retirement homes game area. Some of the things that the residents could do on a daily basis were either watch TV, watch movies, go on the computer, draw, or finish a puzzle. Even though after knocking on all the residents doors we only got two of them to come down, we still had a very nice time playing Wii bowling with them. Howie and Dorris were the two residents we played bowling with. They both showed a lot of interest in wanting to bowl with us and were open to learning how to bowl. Kaitlyn and I had a lot of fun spending our Wednesday afternoon bowling with these two residents. We both decided to go to the WIU girls basketball game on Saturday February 16th with all of the residents as well which was from 3pm to 630pm. I believe the residents had a fantastic time within the two days that we spent with them!
Posted by Briana Skonicki Labels: RPTA 230
February 15, 2013
Shayla Hill and Elizabeth Flesher
We went to Horn Field Campus on February 13th. We wanted to do something outside since it was so nice out and Mindy didn't really want us to cut out the honeysuckle so she had us go clean up the road along the campus. We were out there for two hours cleaning up, we filled up two huge trash bags full of litter people just throw out their windows while driving down the road. It was a super nice day to do something outside so we enjoyed ourselves while we were out there. We both also realize even more now the importance of keeping our world clean and how much better it looks when it is! =)
Posted by Shayla Hill Labels: RPTA 230
Posted by Abbie Markley Labels: RPTA 482G