SOL’s First Community Project

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Our first project to help out in the community was at the Living Rock Youth Centre, just a block away from the LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) offices.  We went last Thursday for the initial tour and explanation on how the drop in centre began. We also ended up IMG_0502 helping out with breakfast and hanging out with the youth that were there for the morning meal.  There weren’t very many people, but we did get to talk to a few which was nice and met an adorable little boy who was the cutest thing ever! We also met a youth that helps out at the centre, he was a pretty cool and really funny guy, he knew everything there was to know about sports. While cleaning up in the kitchen the Whittney Houston s” came on and we sarenated him. I don’t know if he enjoyed that much…IMG_0499(2) The following Tuesday we were back at “the Rock” to help set up for an auction they were holding for all their members using Rock bucks. Rock bucks are money the youth can earn when they help out around the center.  I thought that sounded like an awesome program, and there was some really nice stuff in the auction that was donated from local stores. We set up all the auction goods and there was tons of items that we wanted to bidIMG_0501(2) on. After the set up we helped serve supper and met a few more people. Our friend from Tuesday was back and it was fun to talk to him again and hear how all his favorite sports teams had played the past weekend. Sadly, we couldn’t stay for the auction because one of the teams had a presentation the next morning and had to be up by 4 am! haha, it wasn’t my team though:)IMG_0500(2) We all had a great time at the Rock and we were all asking about the next time we’d be helping out down there. Nothing had been set up but perhaps when we’re back from our road tours we’ll be back lending a hand.  The center has a very inspiring history, hats off to all the founders and volunteers, they are all doing an amazing thing for some amazing people.~ Tara

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: September 12th, 2008