PROJECT PROMISE'S SUMMER OF SERVICE ITINERARY

Summer of Service

August 1-4: New York, NY

Service: Helped rehabilitate Union Settlement's community garden in East Harlem

Sightseeing: Visited the 911 Memorial, saw Pitbull in Central Park Concert, attended a Yankees v. Red Sox baseball game, visited a slave burial ground and walked across the iconic Brooklyn bridge

August 4: Philadelphia, PA (Stopover)

Sightseeing: Visited Independence Hall

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August 4: Pittsburgh, PA 

Sightseeing: Visited the Duquesne Incline, rode the tram to the top of Mt. Washington

August 5: Akron, OH 

Sightseeing: Spent a fun and relaxing day on Lake Rex, hosted by a Project Promise supporter, Dave Andrews

August 6: Columbus, OH

Service: Helped pack 7,000 lunches for Meals on Wheels clients, at Life Care Alliance

Sightseeing: Visited the Center for Science  and Industry

August 7: Gary, IN (Stopover)

Sightseeing: Visited Michael Jackson's childhood home

August 7-9: Chicago, IL

Service: Tended the garden and visited with residents at Clair House Senior Apartments

Sightseeing: Went bike riding along Lakeshore Drive, visited Navy Pier, fed the homeless along the Magnificent Mile and participated in the Chicago Ducky Derby

August 9: Springfield, IL (Stopover) 

Sightseeing: Experienced 1860 America in a visit to Abraham Lincoln's home

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August 9: St. Louis

Sightseeing: Took a ride up the Gateway Arch

August 10-12: Memphis, TN

Service: Donated snacks and supplies and then played basketball with the kids at the Dorothy Day House

Sightseeing: Visited the National Civil Rights Museum, ate lunch at the world-famous BB King Blues Club, and toured Graceland

August 12: Little Rock (Stopover)

Sightseeing: Had a surprise 15th birthday for Vianca at DEFY Extreme Air Sports

August 12: Murfreesboro, AR 

Sightseeing: Enjoyed a "foam party", rode go-carts and tried our hands at archery at Diamonds Old West Hotel/Cabins, and went digging for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park

August 13: Oklahoma City, OK

Service: Gave $250 (to a refugee family from Burundi) that the Caterpillars had raised in St. Croix during their "Walk for Awareness" in Honor of World Refugee Day.

Sightseeing: Visited the Oklahoma City National Monument

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August 14-16: Albuquerque, NM

Service: Brought toys and books to an orphanage, El Rancho de los Niños, and then read to and played with the children

Sightseeing: Went on a hot air balloon ride and visited the ABQ BioPark Zoo

August 16: Flagstaff, AZ

Sightseeing: Road the Grand Canyon Railway and then experienced the grandeur of the Grand Canyon

August 17: Las Vegas, NV

Service: Cleaned animal pens and played with animals at the Hearts Alive Village animal shelter

Sightseeing: Visited Hoover Dam, saw Michael Jackson Cirque de Soleil show and went zip lining over Freemont Street

August 18-21: Anaheim, CA 

Sightseeing: Had a surprise trip to Disneyland, went shopping in Long Beach, saw the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and enjoyed a Backyard BBQ and "Last Night of Road Trip Party" at the home of Project Promise Supporter, Linda Coss

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