As of 1 August, chapters have dedicated 39,848 hours, touched the lives of 37,849 people and raised $8,690.43 towards SPARK a Change since its launch in July 2014. These collective actions are impacting the lives of youth around the globe! (Chapter leaders, please remember to record your events on the Golden Key website promptly after the event so we can include your accomplishments in our monthly statistics.)
Follow SPARK a Change on social media. Each month, Headquarters will be posting a challenge and a contest for SPARK a Change. Be sure to follow Golden Key on Facebook and Twitter as well as SPARK on Instagram for articles on the benefits of volunteering and posts featuring great SPARK events. If you think your chapter has a great event, please email your event details and pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
August Featured Service Project:
This month’s featured service project is the SPARK a Change project at International Summit 2015. Golden Key teamed up with FSG Australia, a for-purpose community organization and center for social enterprise whose mission and vision is to have a community that connects with all people and is free of social injustice.
Attendees were randomly split up into groups for the three different projects. The projects were: (1) soy candle making where the proceeds go towards underfunded children’s programs, (2) learning how to paint from indigenous artist and then painting boxes for children in foster care, and (3) a Brains Trust activity where participants were given a problem or project that affected the local community that they were asked to solve or assist with. Through the hard work and dedication of the GK members present, 645 hours of service were completed and 3,260 lives were touched in only two and a half hours of service!