(Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center)
GoodDeedWorks Volunteer Day
March 26, 2011
Kids Need to Read Office
The staff of Kids Need to Read spent a fun-filled day with the amazing kids of SARRC's GoodDeedWorks team, who came to volunteer their time for us. They sorted, labeled, packed, and enjoyed books!
Photographs © Robert Gary and Denise Gary
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SARRC's Life Skills Interventionist Allison Davis talks to the team. ? Allison gives props! SARRC's CommunityWorks Program Coordinator Erica Skepnek looks on. Parents pitched in, too. Kids were sometimes distracted by reading . . . which was never discouraged!
The kids broke up into teams to sort and label. Ah, reading is so distracting! YES! Teamwork! Stacks of Books! Steve and Denise smile at the fun! Debb and Erica lend encouragement. The kids blazed through their work! A moment. . . . Calendars were sorted, too. So many books! Focused while working . . . . . . lighthearted during break. Completed work was stacked. Done! The team poses in front of their job well-done. But that is not the end of it all. A human chain is formed. Boxes are moved toward the basement. No telling what Denise is saying!
The conveyor belt is manned. The bins are sent down below. One after another. . . . Waiting on the boys to catch up. Flexing! Almost done! Each team member shares what they learned during the day. (Our favorite moment!) Everyone shows off their books before saying goodbye.