As we draw to the end of the 2012, Sharkey Support Services has a lot to be thankful for! For parent support, for opportunities to be heard in the community, for volunteer opportunities, for the vision and support to continue forward and to Moroz Psychology for spreading the word!
Additionally we have been able to volunteer this year with Inn from the Cold. We made treats for the kids and families there, we had a tour and even were able to work a few times with the preschool age kids - it was fun! We worked hard to raise money to provide craft packages for volunteers to do with the kids in the evenings. However, the time we provide no longer fits in their schedule and as sad as we are to say thank you and good bye, we are looking for a new volunteer opportunity!
We are a group of kids with adult supervision ranging in age from 8 to 16. We have stocked shelves for the Turner Valley Food Bank, and played with the kids at Inn from the Cold. We have baked cookies and cupcakes and made individualized craft bags for kids to play. We are willing to work hard and we are available from 9 am to 2 pm to volunteer (mostly on Wednesdays).
I believe that we need to give back to the community that gives us so much, whether through programs at different agencies or simply the support for a better education. Volunteering also helps us with social skills, communication, planning and organization as well as fine motor and literacy skills. We believe that we benefit just as much as those we help.
The kids on our community service team are hard working and want to help out those in our community. SO we are looking for suggestions, know anyone that can put our skills to good use and possibly keep that work with children and families.
Thank you to all of our supporters and Merry Christmas!