The Cleveland District branches participated in two Join Hands Day projects.
A big Thank You to the 2013 Join Hands Day volunteers!
The first was the Catholic Worker project organized by Mike & Pat Phillips and family of branch S141, Helen Gebura & branch S408. They organized getting donations of paper product supplies and they served a hot breakfast.
And, once again the Light of Heart Villa (LOHV) grounds have been brought back to life with love from the volunteers and color from the flowers!
Everyone “dug in” and knew what needed to be done! Another group of volunteers along with Light of Hearts Villa residents enjoyed BINGO! And yet another group worked on making shawls for Christmas gifts for the residents.
Our youngest member helping was 18 month old Sydney Seich. She helped supervise the shawl making and she brought her grandma National Secretary Sue Ann Seich. Maybe next year she can help with the planting of the flowers.
After all the hard work, we gathered together for our spiritual nourishment. We joined the LOHV residents with singing and a prayer service thanking God for the absolutely gorgeous day he had blessed us with and all the good friends that came to help. And what would Join Hands Day be without the release of red, white & blue balloons released into the clear blue sky!
We also paid tribute to the US Military since it was Armed Forces Day. Thank you to all those who have and continue to serve and protect our country!
With our spiritual nourishment complete we wrapped up the day by nourishing our bodies with pizza (hand make by LOHV chef Ray), chips, soft drinks and cake! No FCSLA event is complete with out food!
Thank you again everyone! We could not have had such a successful Join Hands Day without you! Next year lets all bring 1 family member or friend to experience Join Hands Day!
Make sure to check out the Cleveland District Photo Gallery to view photos from this year’s events!