Friday, October 23, 2009

Join Hands Miami Valley Day: Spring Valley Academy!

It's time again for Make a Difference Day! This weekend, we are lucky to be a party of United Way's Join Hands Miami Valley Day (JHMVD). Today (Friday, October 23) volunteers from Spring Valley Academy came out and helped for a few hours. All the kids were excited to have them here and everyone had a wonderful time! In the toddler room it was all laughs and giggles! Block towers were being made out of kids and one of our boys was being tickled until he couldn't stand it anymore! And all the kids wanted to see the pictures I took with the camera! (see pictures below). In the Preschool room, towers were also being made of of plastic blocks. They also fingerpainted and watched Goofy on TV! Our volunteers assisted in the school age room too. They played board games with them and did some straightening. And you can't forget our wonderful infants. Our volunteers kept them so busy that they every single baby was asleep by lunchtime!

Not only were our volunteers in the classrooms but a few of the gentlemen helped organize and restock our pantry and kitchen freezer. They also helped move donations from our van to our garage!

A BIG thank you goes to Spring Valley Academey and their leaders. We appreciate you all being here and we appreciate all the help you gave us.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Berry Extreme Community Makeover

The Berry Company volunteered at the Dayton Christian Center on Monday, October 19 and did a wonderful job! We really enjoyed having them here. Ms. Peggie was so happy to have her fishtank cleaned and I was really happy to have all those weeds pulled and to have our Annex supply closet and Christmas closet organized. And you can't forget all the hard work they did on the garage! A big thanks also goes to McMrf who came out and took away all our office furniture that was not needed anymore.

Take a look at all the pictures that were taken while The Berry Company was here for the Berry Extreme Community Makeover. Thank you again Berry Company!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


We had a visit from our CHOICES Program at the Dayton Christian Center last Saturday. The Red Cross from Dayton came to the center to put on classes for the kids in the CHOICES Program and the kids at DXC. Classes included Scrubby Bear, FACT and Emergency Preparedness. A BIG thank you to the Red Cross for the awesome job you did! Thanks :) We hope you come back!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

UD Fall Break Volunteers are AWESOME!

Volunteers from the University of Dayton helped out in our classrooms and with cleaning projects last Thursday and Friday, October 8-9, 2009. We were SO happy to have them here! And how great are they to come volunteer during their Fall Break! :) On Thursday, we split the group up and put a few of them in each classroom. The kids loved them and really appreciated them being here. And the UD kids were such troopers too. One of the babies spit up on a volunteer, but she just wiped it off and went on with her volunteering! That is what I call DEDICATION!

On Friday, the second UD group was very nice and helped us make our classrooms sparkle and shine! They cleaned all the cubbies, tables, windows and bookshelves in our school-age room, fixed/sanitized all the cots and toys in the toddler room, and sanitized all the toys in the infant room. They were such HARD WORKERS! Take a look at the pictures below! :)

Thank you UD Fall Break Volunteers. We hope you come back soon!