Community Service is finding a way to take time out of your daily life to help someone else. It doesn’t have to be anything sufficient, but just helping an old lady carry her groceries is an act of community service. I enjoy doing community service because it is a way for me to give back to my community for all it has done for me. When I was in 7th grade, my best friend and I organized a used toy and book drive and all the proceeds were sent through the Red Cross to victims of Hurricane Katrina. This hurricane had a large affect on me and my friend because we knew it was something that destroyed the lives of many. We got people to donate their old toys and books, and by selling them for only a dollar or more we were able to raise over $700. A local bank in Staten Island heard about what we were doing and offered to match the amount that we made. Two 7th graders were able to contribute over $1400 to the Huricane Katrina fund at the American Red Cross. I am very proud of our accomplishments because community service should be an important part of everyone’s life.