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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Community Service at World Vision: Helping Change the Lives of Children and The Adults who Serve Them

“I don’t want to be here.” “Fifteen days in jail would have been better” These were the words of some of the seven Bronx Community Solutions community service “crew” members when they reported to World Vision to fulfill their community service mandate.


World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. 

During the orientation, World Vision explained their mission, and the work they are doing for children as close to home as this Bronx neighborhood, and as far across the world as Africa.

After the orientation, the community service crew members assembled 66 boxes for  Bronx children to give to their mom’s for Mother’s Day.  The boxes included shampoo, soap and other beauty items. 

At the end of the day, the comments from the crew changed.  Instead of being disgruntled or resentful they stated: “I did something good here today.”

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