The Spirit of Giving

Christina IvannaOn December 7, 2007, four children from the Shoreline YMCA Older Kids Club visited the Louis Braille School. It was a professional development day for the public schools and the children had a free day.

Sabrina, Emma, Jordyn, and Taylor accompanied YMCA staff member Maura Parkhurst. The children range in age from 9 years to 11 years old. The Older Kids Club was formed to create opportunities for the 4th through 6th graders at the YMCA to get off site and involved in the community.

The gift of their time and craft supplies when combined with the creativity of our students produced several lovely wreaths for their parents. When Maura asked our students if they would like the girls to come back again some day, one of our students replied, “No. I want you to come back tomorrow.

Thank you YMCA Older Kids Club!

As they were leaving, our new friends from the YMCA offered to return and help us improve our back yard and play area. They have some ideas to make it more appealing and user friendly. The Louis Braille School is delighted to have made such wonderful new friends.

Martin, his wreath, and two girls from the YMCA

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