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MHS CORNER Tiffany Xu What was your service project? My community service project was about raising money for an orphanage by organizing and participating in a bake sale. The money used for materials (for bake sale) could come from Star Parents. How did you prepare for your service project? I prepared for my community service project by sending lots of emails to people who I needed to contact, for example Mr. Sweet, Ms. Hardage, Ms. Julia, Bowen’s mom… I also had to research orphanages contact number and WeChat in order for me to ask them for information. What were some of the obstacles along the way? The obstacles along the way was that some of the people didn’t answer email quickly so that affected my timeline. Another obstacle was that during the bake sale, there weren’t many people coming to buy the desserts, so we had to go find people and sell it to them. The last obstacle was that when I went to the orphanage希望之家, the orphanage was closed already, so I had to ask my friend to give me their orphanage contact number. What do you wish you had done differently? What I wish I could have done differently was that before actually getting to the orphanage(希望之家), I should of Daystar Academy Spring/Summer Edition 2019 made sure that it wasn’t closed. Another thing is that I should of realized there isn’t a refrigerator in the bake sale, so I shouldn’t make cakes that were going to melt easily. What have you learned from this experience? I have learned many different things from my community service project. I’ve learned how to contact with people that I don’t know, or talking in front of lots of people, and more experiences about how to play with orphans. How has this experience changed you? This experience has changed me by helping me be less shy talking to people I have never met. Also, I would like to do more community service projects in going forward.