Team Wear It Well Juniors
How do we teach our young people to have empathy for others? How do we guide them toward positive actions that right wrongs? How do we instill in them the benefit of interacting with people who are different from them?
One of the best ways for children to learn these life skills is by volunteering. Through the Bridge Enrichment Program of Wear It Well, Inc., several young people are starting on what could well become a life-long journey of giving back.
Above (L to R) - Volunteers Moriah Shells, Journi Shells, Madison Shells, and Donovan Winfun bring smiles to a resident of an assisted living facility.
Studies show that children who volunteer do better in school and are more likely to graduate from high school and college. Volunteer work helps young people develop a variety of skills that will become more and more useful as they move from school to the world of work: defining and solving complex problems; managing their time; working in groups; and setting goals, making plans, and taking action.
Above: Caris Crump and Carson Crump concentrate as they sort and pack donated items.
Parents are encouraged to support their children in their volunteer efforts by volunteering alongside them. Ideas about choosing appropriate volunteer opportunities for your child can be found here.
Thank you to all the children of the Wear It Well team! You are making a difference!
Memory's Magical Dresses will be distributing formal wear on February 22 and 29 at the Mall at Barnes Crossing. If you would like to assist with this event, click here.
The Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Clinic in Tupelo is looking for volunteers in 4 areas: pharmacists, nurses, clerical office staff, and special projects (such as maintenance and carpentry). For more information about the clinic and these volunteer opportunities, click here.
If you've ever wanted to be a part of the wish-granting team of Make-A-Wish Mid-South, plan to attend their training session in Corinth on April 5. Click here for more information.
Southern Care Hospice needs a team of ramp builders for a project in Baldwyn. If you are interested, click here.
Tupelo's largest serve day, 10 for Tupelo, will be held on March 21. It's a day set aside to beautify the community, learn about nonprofits and other volunteer opportunities, and have fun! For more information and to sign up, click here.
Go to our online volunteer hub to see even more volunteer opportunities!
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