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Community service makes you feel better, too

Not long ago, I was eager to work in my community for the benefit of others. But I never knew when to start. I would always push it back. After a while, I told myself that I had pushed it back enough and that I should put myself out there. I was interested in working with kids. My little sister goes to a Hebrew school in Plainview, so asked if I could help them out during classes and, with joy, they said yes!

Now, I go there once a week and help the teacher with her Pre-K students. Plus, on holidays, I go there and play some songs on the guitar. It warms my heart to give back to the community -- I encourage any sort of community service. My advice to anyone looking to help out is to just ask your friends, teachers, or even older or younger siblings about things they have done or classes they take that maybe you could help with.

You would be surprised how many establishments need an extra hand, so finding a place is all about being determined to be part of the community. It is one of the most heartwarming things I have ever done and it makes me feel so much better about myself because I am donating my time to others. I hope I have inspired or helped some of you to get out there and introduce yourselves to activity directors.

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