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Service is the price we pay for the space we occupy on earth - Harry Strunk - Volunteering At Alexandria House

March 16, 2014 1:34 PM | Anonymous

Yesterday, we had the great honor of volunteering at Alexandria House, a transitional home for mothers and children.  8 OMG volunteers met bright and early on Saturday morning to meet with the residents of Alexandria House to conduct a workshop on ‘Interviewing for Success”.   We also facilitated a cooking and art project with the children of our OMG member volunteers as well as children of past and present residents of Alexandria house.

As everyone indulged in their first cup of coffee and donuts, we became acquainted with one another by sharing a fun/interesting fact about ourselves.  We laughed as we learned that we had Ms. Philadelphia 1998 in our group, as well as a Harley Davidson rider, and some interesting celebrity crushes.  We then jumped into the subject of interviewing.  We discussed the dos, the don’ts and everything in between.  The session was alive with conversation and dialogue, and everyone learned something.

From the moment we arrived the children were enthusiastic and ‘on board’, there was a buzz in the air as the children hurried into the kitchen to hear instructions from OMG Platinum member Sari Goodman, who had organized cake pop and cake decorating.  The children were quick to jump in on the action, making their way around the kitchen island to decorate in their own individual styles.

Sarah Klinger was fortunate to have her heart filled up with a 2 month old baby of an Alexandria house member, she hung out with her for the entire stay at the house and helped supervise the kids as they cut vegetables for our salad that was served with pasta for lunch.

After the cooking was complete our volunteers swung into action with an art project ‘decorating place mats’.  Other children played outside in the play area supervised by other amazing volunteers. 

As the workshop came to a close with the residents discussing how to present their strengths during an interview, all the kids joined their moms for a delicious lunch and amazing desserts, and more wonderful conversation.

Thank you to all the OMG volunteers, we appreciated your time and commitment to making this day a memorable one!

If you’re interested in volunteering with OMG at Alexandria House or another one of our community projects, then please email info@outstandingmothersgathering,com with ‘Volunteering’ in the reference line. 

  

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