Bunny Bunch


“The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” – DeAnn Hollis

Volunteering is a way to give back to the community and gives you an ability to help out others who are less fortunate or need help. When my teacher first presented us with the innovation project, where we got to make an impact in our community or in our own lives through a project of our choice, I knew I wanted to volunteer and help in a topic that mattered a lot to me. My partner and best friend, Jasmine, and I came up with a bunch of ideas that we could have done for the project like going to the middle schools and talking to them about high school, making a children’s book, reading to the children at elementary schools, and volunteering with animal shelters. We decided to help out either the Community Animal Network, which raises money for food, medicine, and shelter for cats and dogs waiting for adoption, or Bunny Bunch, which is a non-profit organization that takes care of bunnies, chinchillas, and guinea pigs. We finally agreed to help out Bunny Bunch.

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It feels good to have someone to talk to. You can tell them your problems, your thoughts, and everything else that comes through your wacky mind. They don’t even have to give you any advice or respond to you at all. Sometimes all you want in the world is for someone to listen to you. Not in the whole “I’m looking at you, but I can’t hear a word you say” moment, but a person who pays attention to you as you talk, nodding along, and reacting to the story like a human being. Writing on this blog, Murp, has been this way for me. This is exactly what it means to me. No one has to listen to me drone on for endless hours talking about my problems because if they actually read my post, they actually do care about what I have to offer. And honestly, I like it.

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