Love East Bay is a semi-annual event where people, churches and organizations participate in a variety of community service projects, while sharing the love of Jesus Christ with their neighbors.
This year, Love East Bay was on October 20th and our family signed up to do a service project with our church. The project was called “Succulent Bridges.” There were also other projects at the church, like making fleece blankets, putting together shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, knitting hats, and building a house for a family in Mexico. We saw many volunteers in the church parking lot cutting wood, hammering and building the walls of the house. The pieces will be driven down to Mexico and the rest will be completed there.
For “Succulent Bridges,” we decorated cards and potted some succulent plants. This was a great project for families with young children. Micah had a fun time coloring and putting stickers on each card and loved putting the succulents into new pots with some fresh soil. Then each family took about 4-5 plants/cards and with a map of the neighborhood, we went to designated homes to pass out our gifts. People who were home at the time were happy to receive the card/plant. If no one answered their door, we left their gift on the front porch. It was a fun and simple service project to show our neighbors some love and a wonderful learning experience for our kids.
More pictures here.