Phillip’s Experience at Big FAT Service Day

On Big FAT Service Day at Friends Seminary, people gathered at school from 10:30-2:30 to do a variety of activities including meal preparation for the Friends shelter, spring cleaning for the Friends shelter, gardening at Stuyvesant Square Park, creating birthday boxes for American patients, rainbow loom bracelet-making to benefit the Kopila Valley School in Nepal and making pottery bowls for the Empty Bowls hunger event.

I decided to spend my time making pottery bowls. I worked with about 20 other students molding, painting and glazing pots. I mainly painted and glazed pots that already hardened in the kennel. These pots were then sold to people who also got ice-cream to eat in their newly purchased bowls. The money raised from the pottery bowl event was then used to help combat hunger in NYC. After making pots, I spent time making birthday cards that would be sent to patients in New York along with birthday boxes so that we could cheer them up and help them enjoy their birthdays to the fullest. Overall, it was a nice day of service.

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