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Community Service in your Region

Community Service in your Region

Summer is a great time to make connections and strengthen your leadership resume. It’s also a time to give back to the community that supports you through your school year. Your Student Executive Council has taken the time to compile a list of service organizations in your region to partner with this summer.

Click Here to Know Your Region.

Metro Region: Oregon Food Bank, Red Cross, Home Plate, Habitat for Humanity, Tigard Youth Court, Tualatin Youth Advisory Council, Camp Rivendale

Central Region: Haven, Challenger Baseball, Y.E.S. House, Home at Last, Youthline

East Region: Public Libraries, Parks and Recreation

Mid-West Region: Habitat for Humanity, Willamette Humane Society, Project Able

Northwest Region: YCAP, St. Barnabas Soup Kitchen, MCMinnville Elementary School

Southern Region: Meals on Wheels, Hospitals, Girls and Boys Club

Do you know of organizations not on this list? Please send them to Katie at katie@oasc.org.

5 Fundraisers To Do This Summer!

5 Fundraisers To Do This Summer!

What leadership goals are you fundraising for this summer? A study abroad? A car? SUMMER LEADERSHIP CAMP? (We hope it’s the latter choice!) We have 5 fundraisers great for your summer of raising money toward your leadership goal.

Car Wash

One of the easiest to organize is the Car Wash fundraiser! Grab a few friends, buckets and get to work! Make sure you advertise before hand so you community knows what you’re fundraising for. Consider having baked goods and cold drinks for people to purchase while they wait for their car to be cleaned too!

Can Collection

Oregon aluminum cans are now 10 cents each! Can you believe it? Ask your neighbors to save up their cans for you to collect once a week. It will add up faster than you think!

Garage Sale

A garage sale can be an unlikely source for a fundraiser, but it can be worth it! Ask around your community if anyone is getting rid of clothes, shoes, household items, and furniture. Continue collecting until you have a good stockpile gathered up. After a few weeks of collecting, set out signs and online ads for your huge garage sale! Consider asking a few friends to help and make it a community event! For one extra tip, get a square online to accept credit and debit cards!

Movie in the Park

Make your fundraiser into something your community can attend. Why not try a movie in the park or on your school campus! Check with your local movie theater to see if they’d be willing to sponsor or donate popcorn in exchange for advertising. But don’t forget to check to see if you need a license to show the movie–when showing movies to more than your private group, you usually need to purchase a license. Click here to learn more.

Kid’s Camp

I’m sure that every parent this summer will be happy for a few hours to themselves. Consider holding a kids camp for a few days a week to give parents a break. You could do sports, arts and crafts, water games, or even cooking! Your local community center or library might be willing to donate space for you to host…just ask around!

Looking for more ideas?

Did you know that OASC has a list of 100 fundraising ideas on their website? Check it out and many more resources here!

10 Gifts to Give…anytime of year!

10 Gifts to Give…anytime of year!

The last two years, OASC has shared a Student Leader Gift Guide – This year, we’d like to share 10 things to GIVE vs buy…anytime of year.

  1. Love

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” -William Shakespeare

  • Volunteer at a Pet Shelter and play with the pets
  • “Heart Attack” someone’s locker or door. (Cut out lots of hearts and tape it to their door)
  • Love the environment by planting a tree and watering it every week


  1. Kindness

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop

  • Write and mail a note to a loved one
  • Send a kind message to someone on social media
  • Every time you think to gossip, say one nice thing about that person


  1. Service

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi

  • Serve food at a soup kitchen
  • Volunteer at a local charity shop
  • Pick up trash in your neighborhood/community


  1. Quality Time

“The greatest gift you can give someone is your time because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.” -Anonymous

  • Call your Grandparents or someone in your life that has been on your mind but you haven’t seen.
  • Play a Boardgame with a sibling or family member.
  • Go on a walk with a friend, neighbor or loved one


  1. Encouragement

“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.”  -Unknown

  • Support a friend by going to their performance or athletic event
  • Post an inspiring message to your social media account or on someone else’s.
  • Post encouraging messages in the bathroom


  1. Mentorship

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. Maxwell

  • Stay after school and help tutor a classmate
  • Volunteer at a local after-school program
  • Read to your younger siblings, cousins or neighbors.


  1. Knowledge

“If knowledge is not put into practice, it does not benefit one.” -Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

  • Read a non-fiction book or autobiography and share with someone what you read.
  • Talk to someone with opposing viewpoints and look for common ground
  • Make a plan to learn something you’ve been curious about.


  1. Compliments

“If you can’t get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one.” –Mark Twain

  • Use a dry erase marker and write positive compliments all over a bathroom mirror
  • Walk down your street and compliment someone’s yard, garden, house, pet.
  • Look at yourself in the mirror and give yourself a compliment


  1. Friendship

“Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.” -Christie Brinkley

  • Ask a senior about their past
  • Ask your friends boundary-breaking questions to really get to know them
  • Befriend the new kid


  1. Compassion & Empathy

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” -Plato