Thursday, April 28, 2016

SED Endeavors: More examples in the United States - 15 "fixed" and 7 "sustained"

More examples of FIXED duration projects underway across the United States in Riḍván 2016
  • Gatherings to discuss such topics as the equality of men and women, education of children, parenting, and health, in Rockville MD
  • Homework assistance in an apartment complex, in Bethlehem, PA
  • Toiletries for homeless girls and youth, a service project in Pleasanton, CA
  • A one-week service camp for children with projects for several organizations, in Corvallis OR
  • Using arts as a means of building community, a collaboration in Clarkston, GA
  • Making Collars for and Visiting Guide Dog Puppies, in Manatee County, FL (a junior youth project)
  • A food drive for local food bank, in Peachtree Corners, GA (a junior youth project)
  • An environmental trail clean-up, in Chula Vista, CA (a junior youth project)
  • A health camp for junior youth, in Boston, MA
  • A lemonade stand fundraiser for a local children’s hospital, in Arlington, MA
  • Participation in a City-wide Roadside Clean-up Day, in Marquette, MI
  • Carmel Baha'i School for Youth and Jr. Youth: Building Vibrant Communities summer camp in Fall Creek, OR
  • An Indigenous Gathering, hosted by the Continental Board of Counselors in Houck, AZ
  • Planting a garden with kids, in Edinburg, TX
  • Volunteering at a soup kitchen in Evanston, IL
More examples of some SUSTAINED ENDEAVORS reported within the United States . . .
  • The Mona Foundation, an educational program in Kirkland, WA (visit:
  • A Bahá’í Choir for World Peace, in Baltimore, MD
  • The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace, at the University of Maryland, MD (visit:
  • The Unity Museum, an educational endeavor, in Seattle, WA (visit:
  • A scholarship Fund to local community college, by the Local Assembly of Walla Walla, WA
  • A recording studio which promotes wholesome musical arts, spoken word, and oral history in Dallas, TX
  • Parent University in Savannah, GA (visit:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SED Endeavors in the USA - 30 examples of FIXED duration projects & 5 examples of SUSTAINED endeavors

A collection of just some of the Social and Economic (SED) endeavors that took place over the past year, represent examples of fixed duration activities. Many of them are the result of junior youth group (JYG) activities.
  • Assembled "survival kits" for homeless youth shelter clients, in Seattle, WA (a JYG project)
  • Assisting with Soup Kitchen at a homeless shelter, in Denver CO (a JYG project)
  • Adopt-a-mile road clean up, in Alpharetta GA (a JYG project)
  • Produced a video about the environment and recycling by an elementary school, in Chicago, IL
  • Tai Kwan Do classes for children & junior youth, in Conway, SC
  • A science & religion workshop hosted at Louis Gregory Bahá’í Institute, in Hemingway, SC
  • Forest stewardship, in Northbrook, IL
  • Tree planting, wall painting, volunteering at breast cancer walk, volunteering at an animal shelter, in Fresno, CA (JYG projects)
  • Made bird feeders for nursing home and school, in Lewisville, TX (a JYG project)
  • Homework Assistance Thursday at the San Diego CA Bahá’í Center
  • Manicures at a nursing home, in Nashville, TN (a JYG project)
  • Beach clean-up, in Richmond, CA (a JYG project)
  • Mistletoe Sale to benefit homeless shelter, in Cottage Grove, OR (a JYG project)
  • Food for Lane County food bank, an agricultural-community garden project, in Eugene, OR
  • Syrian Refugee project, in Phoenix, AZ
  • Blankets for seniors in assisted living centers, in Grand Rapids, MI (a youth and young adults project)
  • Education is not a crime campaign, in Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Slave Cemetery Clean-up, in Hendersonville, TN
  • Made blankets, took them to homeless shelter serving families, in Des Moines, IA (a JYG project)
  • Car wash fundraiser for trip to the UN to benefit refugees, in Hopewell, NJ (a JYG project)
  • Participation in city-wide planning to identify issues and create solutions, in Rockford, IL
  • Disaster prep workshop, for health & safety, in Vancouver, WA
  • Teach knitting and crocheting to students in after school program, in Florence, OR
  • Seminar on “What is Our Path of Service for the Betterment of the World?” in Adamstown, MD
  • Ayyam-i-Ha Pet drive, collected supplies for humane society shelter, in Casa Grande, AZ
  • Participation in a peace event organized by Interfaith Council, in La Mesa, CA
  • Organized children’s activities during school breaks at the Maplewood Library, in Rochester, NY
  • Panel discussion on World Religions, at Ball State University in Muncie, IN
  • Painted outdoor furniture and cleaned up retreat center, in Dallas, TX
  • Stuffed “Blessing Bags” with basic needs to handout to homeless, in Everett, WA (a JYG project)
  • Carmel Baha'i School for Youth and Jr. Youth: Building Vibrant Communities summer camp in Fall Creek, OR

Some examples of sustained endeavors reported this year.
  • WLGI, radio Bahá’í ( in Hemingway, SC
  • Tahirih justice Center (, for protection of immigrant women & girls, in Falls Church, VA
  • Multicultural Health education for minorities, in Sarasota, FL
  • Health for Humanity (, bringing together people and resources to solve problems, in New York, NY
  • The Children’s Theater Company (,  bring out the voices of children and youth for positive change, in New York, NY

Monday, April 25, 2016

Examples of SED Endeavors across the USA

Some examples of social and economic development endeavors underway across the country . . .

o   Planting a garden in a neighborhood in Naples FL with another organization

o   Offering seminars and scholarships through the Esperanza Foundation in Portola CA

o   Church-sponsored talks, potluck and speakers on MLK Day in Scottsville VA

o   “To Light a Candle” documentary on religious and educational freedom, across the USA

o   Roadside cleanup in Grand Rapids MN

o   “Education is not a Crime” seminar and consultations, across the USA

o   Pet rescue volunteer service in Trophy Club TX

o   Clothing drive in Camas WA

o   Student Virtues Aware program to high school students in La Crescenta CA

o   Tutoring program in Bethlehem PA

o   Earth Day Fair on climate change in Milford MI

o   Race Equality Discourse in Rocklin CA

o   Brilliant Stars Park cleanup in Fontana CA

o   Trash Bash neighborhood cleanup in Richardson TX