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PROJECT IDEAS

This is a list of project ideas that an individual or small group can do and fund on their own. Begin by asking your group members the following questions. Hopefully, the answers will help you develop a project that is a perfect fit for your group.

 

  • 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, home repair, processing donations, physical labor, etc.)

 

General Ideas

  • Host a free garage sale

  • Bring free lunches or home-baked goods to public servants in your area

  • Hand out bottled waters or hot cocoa at a local park

  • Clean up a widow’s or single mom’s yard

  • Give out free sunscreen (seasonal) at a city park

  • Give out free donuts and coffee at bus stop or shopping center

  • Host a free car wash

  • 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)

  • Host a Tea Party

  • Help the residents complete care packages for foster kids

 

Local Schools or UWG

  • Band: Serve free drinks or snacks at their practices

  • Sports teams: Serve free bottled water at their practices

  • Host a free meal for teachers. 

  • Give out free donuts and coffee at morning car rider lines

 

Special Needs/Youth

  • Identify a family with a special needs child and give the family a Mom & Dad’s day out

  • Build a wheelchair ramp for a handicapped resident

 

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

  • 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 Servants

  • Wash windows

  • Trash pick-up in parking lot

  • Coral shopping carts to designated spaces

  • Cook Lunch for your local police or fire station