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CRADLES TO CRAYONS
February 18, 2011

As a teacher who works with middle school students, I am continually impressed by the ways in which Cradles to Crayons makes volunteering fun and meaningful. Never for a moment do my 7th grade students forget that they are working to get things ready for the immediate use of needy families. They enjoy meeting the C2C staff, and they enjoy knowing that their volunteer work will have an impact right away.

I also write as a parent of a Cradles to Crayons summer intern and member of the young leadership council. During the summer, my high school aged son trained with Joe Spause in a true service learning program, and he came home each day, inspired to think about developing a better infrastructure for the delivery of clothes, supplies and food to needy families. C2C sparked a kind of idealism that carries into our family life and into his first thoughts about a future career.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The work that the students did, sorting clothing, and also in the work my son did as an intern, training others, learning about poverty and need in society and learning to write grants.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No suggestions - I admire what the organization does.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Supervised 7th grade students who volunteered and I also am the parent of a summer intern .