Thursday, December 24, 2009

What Christmas is All About

Merry Christmas everyone! Please enjoy the pictures below of our kids from the Altrusa Christmas Party. And remember the Reason For The Season as you celebrate with friends and family during this holiday season. Love to you all!

Blessings and Love,
From your family at the Dayton Christian Center

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Groovy Steps

As a partner with GetUp Montgomery County we are trying to make the center a bit more healthy. I mean really, isn't our mission to enrich and empower lives one choice at a time? :-) With that said, we serve 3 meals a day that are well balanced and nutritious. As educators our goal is to incorporate more teaching about eating and living what we teach. Our staff have a snack box... with well... not so many healthy choices. We've taken a poll and created a list of some options. I am happy to say that we will be trying some of them out and see what happens.

Through LinkedIn we get a variety of information from GetUp and I just had to share this. Any ideas where we could do something like this. Any comments I'll relay to GetUp and maybe somewhere (or in several locations) we could get a cool set of stairs like this. Thoughts??

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ladies and Gents: We Have Press Coverage!!!

We are very proud to say that because of the hard work of Phil Greene, our new AmeriCorps member, the Dayton Christian Center was on Saturday night's 6:00pm news! The clip below portrays our annual Christmas Party hosted by the Altrusa Club of Dayton. Thank you WDTN Channel 2 News for coming out to the center and helping bring smiles to the staff who have been working hard to get us press coverage!

The party was held on Saturday, December 12. Each child received a present full of toys and clothes handed to them personally by Santa himself. Parents also received a goody bag full of toiletry items and a Bible. Pictures from this event will be posted soon!

Merry Christmas everyone!

CJ Volunteers are Simply Wonderful!

We were SO happy to have another volunteer day with the volunteers from Chaminade Julienne High School! We were truly blessed to have them come out on December 5th and finish our Christmas boxes for the kids and to make our parents boxes as well. We couldn't ask for better volunteers. Not only were they enthusiastic and fun, but they worked hard and fast! So fast that I ran out of projects for them to do!

Take a look at the pictures from the two groups that came out on December 5th. One group was here from 8am to 11:30am and the second group was here from 12pm to 3:30pm. All together, we have 29 volunteers from CJ that day. They came to us as part of the National Honor Society Program at CJ, run by Mr. Jim Sparrow. We couldn't be any more thrilled at how much work they got done and to top it off, we are expecting them to come back next year! Yay :) Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication CJ volunteers. See you next year!

Have a blessed Christmas everyone!

Betsy and the staff at DXC