September 9, 2011

United Way’s 19th Annual Day of Caring!


We are happy to announce that yesterday was United Way's 19th annual Day of Caring!  And, as usual, our very own Mary Craft-Homer and other members of Culinary Crafts joined in and served the community!  It started out at LaVell Edwards Stadium where they served about 1000 volunteers breakfast before their community service projects began.  From there, the Culinary Crafts Team, along with the Women In Philanthropy (another FANTASTIC organization that Mary is involved in and passionate about), headed to Mountainland Head Start.  The Head Start students and their parents were invited to "A Day of Play".  Culinary Crafts's team members and the Women In Philanthropy taught the families how to play, keep the kids engaged and learning, how to make toys, and even made superhero capes and Woody the Cowboy vests!  How awesome!

In a former life, Mary actually was a parole officer/social worker and dealt with many children who had gone down a bad road that paved the way for their adult lives.  Mary was often saddened that it seemed that she had come into their lives too late and there was not a whole she could do to put them on a better path.  Now, Mary has devoted much of her community service time to babies, parents, and young children where she can make a difference in these children's' lives while they are young.  Mary is truly a remarkable woman and inspires us all to give more to our communities through her example!  We would love it if you, our readers, would be inspired to help out and do service in your own community.  Pass the love, compassion, and caring along this day and in all the days to come!  Thank you United Way for inspiring us all!

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