Community Service Lock-In
Dodge County 4-H has held community service lock-ins since 2008. 4-H emphasizes the importance of outreach and community involvement through programs that benefit others. Many county 4-H clubs include community services projects as part of their club programming.
Attendees and Activities
Generally more than 120 people attend the evening community service lock-in. Participants complete project that benefit people of all ages.
During one of the last community service lock-ins, participants made:
- 106 pillowcases
- 85 no-sew blankets
- 72 therapy bags
- 140 journals
- 110 stenciled boxes
- 70 rubber-stamped cards
- 80 message cards
- many pet toys
These projects will bring comfort and cheer to youth whose parents who are deployed in the military, to those in hospitals, assisted living centers or nursing homes and via social service agencies.
Financial support makes these events possible. Supporters include: Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, Dodge County Law Enforcement Shop with the Cops Program, Thrivent Financial, American Legion, Operation Military Kids, JoAnn Fabrics, Dodge County 4-H Leaders’ Association and many individuals.
A variety of Dodge County organizations benefits from these endeavors. They include: area nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, Clothes for Kids, Humane Society, Operation Military Kids and families in need.
For More Information
Contact the Dodge County Extension Office at 920-386-3790.