December News 2012


The Child Crisis Center of Mesa has a need for about 40 copies of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”  The Center has a program that supports grandparents raising their grandchildren.  Every year the Crisis Center throws  a Christmas party for them, which they love!  This year is a “Whoville” theme so they are hoping to give each family a copy of the book.


Many relative caregivers are finding themselves having to raise relative children because biological parents are unable or unwilling to care for them.  Statistics show that almost 3 in every 10 of the children in our schools are being raised by a relative caregiver.  The reasons are endless, but include: neglect, abuse, incarceration, substance abuse, mental illness, homelessness, death, and even military deployment.


If you are able to donate a new book, we would be very appreciative!   Contact me if you would like to help!  I’ll need all new books by December 8th, in order to have them delivered in time for their party.


As a reminder, due to outside activities and visitations at the Child Crisis Center, there are no Group Volunteer events in December.


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November Happenings

We had a great time in November visiting the Middlers at CCC!

A big thank you to Ms. Neal who was our group leader!   She did an awesome job of organizing all the games the kids played.    Also, thank you to Miss Gabby & Miss Cheryl —  you chicks ROCK!  We couldn’t have done it without you.


I received the following from the Volunteer Director at CCC.  I wanted to share it here — and just remind you how much you all are needed and appreciated!


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!