We are in our second year of visiting two nursing homes once a week with Abby. Saturday, when we visited Pleasantview Care Center, the activities department surprised us with gift bags for all of us filled with assorted useful items, including puzzle books, Dollar Store gift cards, hand sanitizer, sticky notes, pens, and some snacks! Even, our dog, Abby got a special bag of her own with a jar of cheese and bacon filled treats which she loves and we all got certificates for volunteering and a pin that says:
"Volunteers--Our Greatest Natural Resource."Even our cats enjoyed our gift bags--they are so easily amused:
You make a difference every day with your dedication and caring way.
We're grateful for all you do. We succeed because of people like you!
|Spunky was first at biting the ribbon, but guess she didn't want to be used for Monday Mischief and jumped off when she saw I had the camera ready.|
Manny and Spunky Doodle (our cats) both enjoyed putting bities on the orange ribbon.
Spunky liked sitting on the bags once we got everything put away.
Do you volunteer anywhere? It's very rewarding and we really enjoy doing it. We highly recommend it!
Related reading--Click the links to see our reviews and the books:
I Will Never Forget by Elaine C. Pereira
Angel on a Leash by David Frei