Helping hands will be a look at how we are helping our community. At the beginning of the year I had expressed one of my 2017 goals was to volunteer more. Volunteering can be done by anyone and everyone. It doesn't just involve financial support, you can donate items, assist in tasks, read books or even take a walk and visit. You can volunteer for animals or with people, a charity or an organization with a cause.
Today I want to share with who we helped, what we did and how we helped.
Edmarc is a children's hospice organization. A few years ago my older girls and I had volunteered with this group helping out during a fall festival. We had a great time seeing all the costumes and smiles. So when I decided to volunteer this year Edmarc was on my list to help in some way.
Edmarc helps childen and their parents cope. They provide support, home care and smiles. Edmarc offers various programs for the children and their families throughout the year as well as fundraisers. These special events offer a happy outlet and a way to celebrate the holidays that may be overlooked due to medical concerns. It's a time and a place for the kids and their parents to unwind and relax for that moment in time.
Shopping this weekend brought me to my donation for Edmarc. What do kids like? Toys, games and rides. They like to smile, laugh and have fun. When they are sick none of these things happen or they happen less frequently. I choose to donate toys. A bear or a doll to snuggle with. Something to squeeze when they are lonely, sad or in pain.
I recently ran across a great deal at Kohls. The toys without the books for their Kohls Cares program were on clearance. They were marked down from $5.00 to $1.50.
You are more then welcome to join with me this month and support Edmarc or a organization near you. If not find a small way, a convenient way (for you) to make a difference.