Spring Break

Spring Break brought many fun activities and events for many families across the Grief3-1nation.  Lakeside Hospice spring break offered a special event for the Lakeside Hospice kids called “Craft Day for Our Kids”.  Volunteerism starts young.  As Dr. Seuss says “A Person’s a person no matter how small”.  We want our children at a young age to understand how important it is to bless others with their time and talents.  Each of us has been given gifts from God and we need to share them with others…..the smallest things can be the BIGGEST blessing to someone so special.  We had 22 children ages 3-11 that helped create crafts for our patients and friends in the community.  The children also were able to take home several of their own personal creations.  The children said their favorite crafts were the Happy Easter cards which included scripture verse John 3:16 with a picture drawn and colored by the children, the bunny rabbit spoons, and the hand-crafted chicks created using drawings and paintings of the children’s hands.  After finishing the many craft projects, a big pizza lunch ended Grief4-1the day.  Special Thanks to Sharon Smith, Executive Director of Lakeside Hospice for coming up with such a fabulous idea. Smith says, statistically employees are happier when their family can be involved in their workplace.  Thanks also to Demetria Threatt, Vista Volunteer Coordinator, Tracy Whitten, QA/Volunteer Coordinator, Helen James, Americorp Vista and Volunteers Angie Walker, Janet Smith, Dana Bice, Emily Eickman and Hollie Isbell for all of your help in making this a huge success and full of fun. This was a great learning experience for the kids and plans are being made to have several craft days during the summer.   The excitement is building for the next craft day! Lakeside Hospice Kids Craft Day is proof…. “STAYCATIONS” are not half bad”!

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