WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN INC
February 12, 2014
This organization provides invaluable service to the women on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It is a nonprofit whose mission and outreach allow for women diagnosed with breast cancer,their caretakers and families to be serviced wholistically from diagnosis stage, through treatment and rrecovery. Unlike many national organizations dealing with cancer patients, WSW is local. They know the community and the resources available. Your family has a name, and not just on a mailing label.
As a female who lives and works in Salisbury, and whose mother died from breast cancer many years ago, I became aware of this organization in 2013, have participated in various events they sponsor and have visited their Salisbury headquarters. I continue to be impressed with the warmth of the staff, the education and counseling they offer, and the items they provide for free i.e. wigs, bras, reclining chairs, quilts, to name a few. I only wished Women Supporting Wormen was around when my mother needed it. It is a one-stop shop for those families who are confronted with a scary diagnosis and need the support and grounded practical help Women Supporting Women can provide.
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The Nature Generation
March 31, 2011
Each year The Newton Marasco Foundation invites the Green Earth Book Award winning authors and illustrators to the campus of Salisbury University in Maryland to share their books and stories with students, especially the pre-service teaching candidates. Additionally, the authors go out into the larger educational community and visit with children in pre, elementary and secondary education settings. The importance of their environmental stewardship message cannot be overstated. Today's youth needs to be involved with awareness AND action. These books encourage and inspire kids to do just that. And meeting the authors and the illustrators motivates the kids because they build a personal relationship with an adult who cares about the earth to write, draw and photograph its beauty and fragility.
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Each year more and more classes ask to participate in the Green Earth Book Award program by asking for author visits or asking for an invitation to come to the many events on campus that surround this award event. Our campus now has a Children's Resource Center where for the past 6 years all the winning and honor books have been kept, and are continuously checked out by student teachers to use in their classrooms.
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Encourage the books to be translated into other languages.
Board Member & I escort various authors to schools to engage with children and youth about environmental stewardship. I proovide groups of kids with the award winning books and see the joy in the children's faces when they receive a book that has been signed by the aut.