March was a very exciting month for Humble Pie as we welcomed 2 new branches into our organization! Lexington, Ky and Libertyville, IL officially joined Humble Pie to help their little ones learn to help others. We are thrilled! I want to extend a very sincere thank you to Shannon Kerkhoff for creating our Lexington branch and Mary O’Grady for creating our branch in Libertyville. You are both investing time and energy into our vision….which we all know is precious and in a mom’s world! Thank you for your dedication and enthusiasm and the grace with which you lead your little ones in helping our world. We are excited to see how many more lives we can touch in 2015 with all of our new volunteers!
For Humble Pie, March was a month of celebrating Easter and bringing smiles to our elderly generation….
Just a few years ago, these individuals were working hard to build the world in which our children comfortably live. It’s only fitting that we teach our young generations to return that affection and support to them. In recognition of Easter, our volunteers in all 3 cities made Easter cards and hand-delivered them to residents. We brought a bit of springtime joy into the nursing homes and our children gained a better understanding of the elderly and their need for our love and assistance. We also collected diaper donations at our events, which each chapter delivered to various charities, helping underpriveledged parents. Loved every minute!
Several volunteers gathered at a local library to assemble our Easter cards.
We also had volunteers crafting cards at home!
At Atria we helped serenade the Alzheimer’s residents and handed out Easter cards to very kind and thankful folks. It was a heartwarming experience!
As we were wrapping up, another volunteer group arrived to offer resident manicures for the day. A few lucky girls got to leave with pretty nails. Loved meeting them and learning another fantastic way to help at a nursing home.
Humble Pie volunteers met beforehand to craft beautiful Easter cards, then headed straight to Mayfair to visit with residents.
It is amazing how a child’s smile can absolutely brighten these individuals’ day! They were incredibly happy to visit with our kids and receive their special Easter cards. It was also a great way to help our little ones grow more comfortable around this generation. Sometimes interacting with older people can be intimidating for children and this is a great way to help them overcome any worry.
Loved our Lexington HP team spirit. Go CATS!
A wonderful group of volunteers gathered to craft cards at a local library and the kids loved this art aspect of our project. What a creative bunch! Incorporating art into a service project is a fantastic way to get children involved.
Thank you to all of our Humble Pie volunteers! You all are learning invaluable lessons to carry through your lives….and you have remarkable parents to thank for getting you involved! Our projects this month were such a wonderful experience for everyone involved. I would highly recommend serving at a nursing home or assisted living facility in your area. It’s unbelieveable how an hour of your day spent visiting with the elderly can greatly impact your heart and theirs. Amazing!