For the theme of "Unity" we put together 144 Emergency Preparedness Kits for Boulder County CareConnect, serving "in unity" with our wider community. The kits included water bottles, food, toiletries, grocery store gift cards, flashlights, hand sanitizer, gloves, masks and other items. CareConnect provided the supplies and we supplied the multi-age labor force. "OK, let's make over ONE HUNDRED!" said a third grader, and they did.
It helped that Rachel, one of the SpiritJam leaders, was also an Americorps volunteer with the Emergency Prepareness folks. It was gratifying to see an article about the kits on the front page of the local paper, even if we weren't mentioned.
The kids and adults knew they had made a difference, and we all were proud.