January 2017 Haven of Rest

We had 43 friends at the North Royalton Library for our first service project of 2017! Caring Cubs welcomed Rachel Shof from Haven of Rest’s Harvest Home, a shelter for families and children in Akron. We learned about the concept of taking shelter through an age-appropriate and entertaining presentation involving animals! Cubs and their families made “be happy” cards that will be distributed on meal trays in the dining hall at the shelter as well as decorated brown paper bags for residents that pack their lunch. Rachel was delighted to see the bags and boxes of clothing, shoes, and blankets that Caring Cubs brought as a donation to the shop at the shelter. It was thoughtful to see all the kids sign their names on a poster that read “the best thing you can wear today is a smile!” Families were attentive for a reading from a book titled Empathy and the Cubs took a moment to think about putting themselves in other’s shoes. Most importantly, everyone was welcomed to our service project, thanked for following through on their commitment to Caring Cubs, and congratulated for starting the year with a choice to volunteer as a family. Well done, Caring Cubs!

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More photos from this great service project can be found here!