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KIDS ON THE BLOCK-VERMONT
March 12, 2013

I originally got involved with Puppets in Education when my now 27 year old daughter was in Kindergarten! I was amazed by the questions her classmates (and their parents!) asked. I remember sitting on a bus during a field trip when another mother asked me if my daughter, who used a walker, ever liked to go to birthday parties. (I was inwardly surprised by the query. I mean, what child doesn't?) My daughter was my original inspiration but as I worked for and with Puppets in Education, I heard many such stories.

The most powerful one I heard was from one of our high school volunteer puppeteers. When asked about her motivation for getting involved with the group, her response was, "I was in grade school when I first heard the puppet, Joanne, talking about an incident of sexual abuse that happened to her. I, as well as my best friend, had had the same kinds of experiences the puppet was talking about and we just thought that's what happened to kids. It wasn't until the puppet presentation at my school that I realized my experience wasn't what was SUPPOSED to happen to children." After many years of therapy, here was a young woman courageous enough to share her story with others and help other children learn what she had from the puppets.

These puppets are powerful and change children's lives!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Board Member