What is the injustice we are solving?
My project helps not only helps the environment but then gives back to others. I collect bread tags. Those are the little plastic tags at the end of breads, fruits, and vegetables, recycle them and use the proceeds to buy mobili†y products for others.
Our Compassionate Solution
To solve this injustice of
helping the environment reduce waste and helping people in need
we will address
environmental sustainability education
teaching sustainability to people/students.
Our Project Goals
To collect as many bread tags as possible and donate at least 5 more products by the end of the year
We will increase my / our compassion by...
We will increase the awareness of bread tag recycling as well as teach environmental sustainability. We will then show compassion by using our proceeds to give back to others by finding mobility products for people in need.
How will you show courage?
By doing this project you have to show courage to be able to handle rejection when people won't help even though they say they will.
How will you collaborate with others?
Right now, I currently have a media blitz and I am trying to get people around the United States to have collection points. I would like to collaborate with them via emails and facetime.
How will you know you are moving in the right direction?
I will know we are moving in the right direction when I see the bread tags being sent to my home.
Create a list of key steps you will take
Find people to help collect, train them in what to do, send out information to them, follow up weekly with new collectors, send out updates to all, have people send bread tags, donate to recycling plant, get money to buy more mobility products and deliver
The impact we've made
How did the project deepen your team's understanding of the injustice?
My project is an ongoing endeavor that I hope changes people's lives both environmentally and to do good for others. By giving me this grant, I was able to bless someone life and explain my program to others.
How many people were impacted by your project?
Explain how you came up with the number of people impacted by the project
This is just a rough estimate as I am sure the impact of giving the wheelchair to the little girl will be felt in her extended family as well. The number is for the girls family as well as the therapists at the clinic she attends.
How did your community change as a result of your project?
My community changes because I wanted to give to someone and in turn, they are going to pay it forward by helping me explain my foundation to others and collect bread tags. To see the look on the little girl when I gave her the wheelchair and know I made her life and her family's life just a little bit easier is so worthwhile.
How did your team learn more about the people affected by the injustice?
I learned the whole background about this little girl. She has had a very rough life even though she is only seven and has suffered many traumatic experiences. I feel by giving her this wheelchair it is about hope and turning things around be more positive things yet to come. All she wanted to do was to leave and drive the hour and a half home from the clinic to show her family. She couldn't wait to go to school tomorrow to show everyone her new chair. The smile on her face was worth everything!
What did your team learn?
There was no team involved in this project this time in finding a recipient of the wheelchair. Plus, we just donated all the bread tags a few weeks before receiving this grant so it will be a bit until we have another donation.
What challenges did your team overcome?
One challenge was to find a worthy recipient for the wheelchair. We have an amazing physical therapist who happened to find this amazing little girl.
How have you involved others in designing, carrying out, or expanding this project?
We are currently working with a client who is trying to spread my message nationally. They have venues all over the United States. We also have many schools inquriring about my organization because of the article in Scholastic Magazine. I am hoping Purdue will continue to expand my network when attend school there in the fall.