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What is community service?

By Dominic Auciello

Community service is something we all should do
We need to help the old and young ones too
Community service will benefit others
Let us help our sisters and our brothers

We all know the world is unfair
Why not do our part and show we care?
Let’s show the needy there is no need to fear
Because help will always be near

It’s not for the money or the fame
Or for personal gain
It’s for that reward we will feel in our heart
Knowing that we did our part

So why not give a helping hand
And let us make this world a better land
Let us make things right
Let us change darkness into light

Why not give the needy some clothes or a healthy meal?
The more we give, the happier we will feel
Donate blankets to a homeless shelter
Wouldn’t that make us feel better?

We must all understand
Being poor is not something planned
Let us improve the life of every little girl and boy
Don’t they deserve to see some joy?

Let us brighten someone’s day
When we see they are feeling gray
Let’s help the sick when they need help to heal
Tell them that alone they should never feel

Let us help all those in need
That are poor and have many mouths to feed
Make their homes a better place
And see their smiles light up their face

We should all come together and work on a common need
Working together, we will all succeed
Why not take action and change the world we live in?
Community service is where it all begins!

Why not take a hand and offer your gift of time?
Make that difference that will last a lifetime
Help our community fulfill its dream
Why not come together and work as a team?

Community service will make our life worthwhile
Knowing that we helped and made somebody smile
Making a difference in one’s life is where to start
Why wait to do our part?


Submitted by Valérie Barnabé, Middle Years Programme (MYP) coordinator at John Paul I and Laurier Macdonald High Schools.