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GIVE ME A BREAK INC
February 15, 2011

I have been an active volunteer with GAB Inc. for over 5 years. This is a grassroots organization that was started by a small group of parents with special needs children. Together, they would mentor and assist in supporting each other to develop a skill base, educate and share in each other the trials of raising children with a 24/7 365 day need for additional support. What an inspiration. From this small group, GAB has grown to help those in the community facing the same challenges. GAB provides a much needed service, Respite. Each third Saturday of the month families are welcome to come to our Respite Activity Day and let their children learn, grow, develop and play. While the children are being taken care of, the caretaker/parent is given at leat 6 hours to rejuveniate and renew. As a volunteer, I see the children happy to be apart of the program but what I notice is who those 6 hours has helped the caretaker/parent. Some come in with on overwhelmed feeling only to return with a sense peace. Volunteering and being a part of this wondering program and how it effects families is in some ways my sense of peace. GAB Inc. is a worthwhile and much needed community program.

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Volunteer & I am a Respite Volunteer who helps with children with special needs have a wonderful, fun filled day.

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