Political Postcarding

This summer I had the opportunity to work with a group to send post cards to political figures and media groups. This allowed us to share our concerns. In addition to that, we were given addresses of people who registered to vote for specifically the Democratic Party in Florida. We were meant to inform them about the new online polls that would encourage more people to vote in the primary elections.  We also made similar post cards for other states like Maine. It was an incredibly rewarding experience, and I’ve been talking with one of the facilitators for my group about potencially bringing it to Friends.

Summer Service Reflection

over the summer I had the privelege of doing a lot of service. For the first 2 weeks of summer, I worked as the healthcare outreach intern. I was able to work with different hospitals, healthcare providers and pharmacies to spread the different programs the organization offers for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers and diseases.  I received hundreds of emails that were difficult for me to answer, but over time I got the hang of it. It was very interesting to see the back end of organizations. For the next two weeks I worked in the Galapagos doing nature conservation with a program called GLA. It was amazing to work in such a different atmosphere and see the complete work you’re doing. Seeing the change Day to day. When I came back I went back to work at CaringKind and organized an event with a hospital that was a conference for Alzheimer’s research. I attended the event and it was very interesting to interact with real professionals.   I also started an entire pharmacist outreach program.

Julia Barkan 10th Grade Service Reflection

This year I was lucky enough to work for Caring Kind; an organization working with the care taking and treatment of Alzheimer’s patients.  During the walk earlier this year during the fall, I was able to volunteer at a booth selling good to raise money for the cause.  I sold was able to sell bracelets, dog toys and apparel.  As well as, I was able to participate and join the walk after my shift was done at the booth.  Seeing everyone so enthusiastic to stand up for such an amazing cause was inspiring and taught me so much about the effect of what everyones actions can truly do.  The money that was donated went specifically to people in the New York area that couldn’t afford their own care, and ever dollar made a significant impact.  My work at the walk inspired me to volunteer more and more with the organization, and over the course of the year I have spent hours collaborating with several members of the organization.