Have an Service Project Idea?

Need Your Creativity!

We would love your ideas for what the teens could make that someone else will appreciate.  We have monthly Community Service Socials where volunteers visit with the youth and help them to make something to help someone else.

Here is what we are already making:

  • Microwavable pillows (using sewing machines) for tent city residents
  • Polymer clay necklaces for those in the Dream Center recovery program
  • Hygiene kits for unsheltered (hand-sewn with plastic needles & yarn)
  • Decorate travel mugs for echo staff appreciation day
  • Paint t-shirts for youth in various countries
  • Sock puppets for impoverished kids in Mexico
  • Survival bracelets for veterans

What new project ideas do you have that youth could make and another group would appreciate?  Gift could be to encourage senior citizens, kids in transitional housing or elsewhere,


  • About $6 maximum cost/youth
  • Using nothing that is contraband (rubbing alcohol, wire, anything sharp…)
  • Beanie Babies – Bonus points if these can be Included a with gift. We have several 100 that we previously used to make matching birthday party hats.
  • Not overwhelming to the volunteers – we marbleized cards with shaving cream & paint one year. The mess wasn’t a hit with the volunteers.

Please EMAIL your ideas!