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Serve Day Ideas

PROJECT IDEAS

This is a list of project ideas. These are projects that an individual or small group can do and fund on their own.

Ask yourself the following questions:

Who in your neighborhood has a need?

What business or organization within your sphere of influence could use a blessing?

What project types best suit your group’s ages and abilities? (prayer, worship, teaching, physical labor, etc.)

Hopefully, the answers will help you develop a project that is a perfect fit for yourself or group.


General Ideas

Host a free garage sale
Bring free lunches to construction workers and servicemen in your area
Hand out free gum at a local park
Clean up a widow’s or single mom’s yard
Give out free sunscreen at a city park
Give out free bottled water
Plan a “Back to School Bash” for foster care children. Have free food, games, and a backpack/school supply giveaway
Give out free donuts and coffee at bus stop or shopping center
Host a free car wash for a group of people
Minor car repairs for elderly, widows and/or single mom’s
Kids host a free kids toys and games garage sale
Kids host a free lemonade stand


Nursing Homes

Deliver fresh flowers to the residents
Host a worship service at a nursing home (offer worship, devotions, prayer, and fellowship)
Throw a “Senior Prom” complete with live music, food, and decorations
Landscape a flower garden and sitting area for resident
Have kids make crafts (necklaces, wooden crosses) that can be given to residents
Distribute chips and sodas to residents & employees (check with staff on food restrictions)
Tea Party
Help the residents complete care packages for foster kids


College

Band: Serve free drinks or snacks at their practices
Sports teams: Serve free bottled water at their practices
Give away free mechanical pencils or energy drinks to college students
Host a free picnic in the quad.
Give out free donuts and coffee on the quad


Special Needs/Youth Home

Identify a family with a special needs child and give the family a Mom & Dad’s day out
Adopt a group home for the day and throw a party for the residents
Build a wheelchair ramp for handicapped
Organize a field day for a group youth home


Street Outreach

Serve hot breakfast for the homeless in your community
Do a community trash clean up
Host a “Block Party” with free food, games, music, etc. for families
Renovate a run-down playground or park in the area
Do a door-to-door grocery giveaway
Have a “Free Grass Cutting” day


Hospitals

Serve free coffee, energy drinks, and snacks to staff and those waiting in the emergency room
Give out healthy snacks to patients of chemotherapy
Deliver small gifts to patients and families in the children’s ward (toys, care packages, etc)
Prayer visits with patients and those in emergency room
Take care-packages with snacks, sweets and small gift items (lotions, magazines, puzzles etc.) to families of hospitalized children.


Business/Service Organizations/Public Servicemen

Wash windows
Trash pick-up in parking lot
Coral shopping carts to designated spaces
Cook Lunch for your local police or fire station