Monday, March 24, 2008

My Favorite Easter



Each Monday I spend my evening at the children's emergency shelter (the tree house). Tree House is Tallahassee's only emergency shelter for children, a safe place for kids to stay when they have been taken from their home due to abuse or neglect. The cheer on the children's faces when they see you is enough to sink your heart. I love volunteering for the children's home society. The object of my visits on Mondays is to help the children with their reading skills. We read, play games, and spell words together. These children LOVE to learn.




This Easter Sunday, we visited a lake here in Tallahassee and spent the day watching the birds, ducks, and turtles. The children each recieved an easter basket full of goodies. All of the kids were running around with so much joy in their little hearts. They adore the one-on-one attention they get from the volunteers.
Children's Home Society of Florida (CHS) recently marked 105 years of nurturing children and strengthening families, and we realize that the children we serve today are not unlike those we served when we opened our doors in 1902. Many share the hurt and disappointment of a shattered family and broken promises. All long to feel love, acceptance and stability.
For these children and so many more, we offer hope and guidance…we provide families with opportunities for success and happiness.
While continuing our deep commitment to protect and guide young ones, we have a responsibility to do even more – to break the tragic cycle of child abuse and neglect for increasing numbers of children.

With your help, this dream can come true. Together, we can end the recurring nightmares too many children have suffered. Together, we can ensure every child is safe, healthy and prepared for life.

For more information on the Children's Home Society Of Florida, visit this web site:

PLEASE HELP US GET A GRANT FOR NEW BOOKS AND GAMES FOR THE TREE HOUSES BY LEAVING YOUR COMMENT ON THIS SITE:

If you want to find out how you can help in your area, go to google and type in "Children's Home Society of (YOUR STATE GOES HERE)"

10 comments:

Blog Lady Dee, Blog Lady Elle said...

Good Luck with securing the grant.
I certainly feel that the money will be well spent.

The love of reading should be encouraged in all children.


Blog Lady Dee
Blog Lady Elle

Precious Memories. Always Remember. said...

Thank you very much lady dee!! I appreciate your comment!

Jil said...

Great entry! I think thats awesome that your involved.

later
sunraven0

KelliRene said...

I was at one time a ward of the state and in the hands of The Children's Home Society. Through them I was placed in a good home and given a blessed life. These people do good work in this world. Thank you for your support and thank you to everyone who gives a loving hand to those who come into this world with many challenges....

May God bless you for your loving heart and giving spirit!

Much love, Kellirene.

fookaDESIGNS said...

What a wonderful thing you do. Best of luck!

Precious Memories. Always Remember. said...

Kellirene,
Thank you for commenting about your past. I am so glad that everything worked out for you and you are doing well now! I love to hear success stories, and you are truley a success. Thank you for letting the children's home society help you.

spiralsun65 said...

Good for you; you do great work.

Octavine Illustration said...

what a beautiful way to spend easter. seems to me that this is what holidays are all about. cheers.~

Erin said...

I added a comment for you on their site. Best of luck to you! The children will always remember the special times with you and the other volunteers during this trying time in their lives.

Harmony said...

thanks, will do, I will paste the link on my blog also--Harmony