The Recognition and Leadership Committee within Brock Residence wanted to give back to our community this month so we created a month long initiative called SMILE-A-PALOOZA that dedicates each day of March to a different challenge that spreads smiles! 🙂 The challenges ranged from being grateful for a day to paying for a person’s meal or coffee that was behind you that day. TODAY we had our biggest challenge of the month which was a Volunteer Day! There were many things to do today to give back to our community:
~ Donate and/or support other donors
2. Niagara Falls Retirement Home: 12pm-4:30pm
~ Join in playing card games, or board games
~Entertain the residents though music
~Listening to their stories
3. Big Brothers, Big Sisters: 12:30pm-6pm
~Free swim along with a movie
I was given the honour of going to the Retirement home in Niagara Falls today to play music for the residents and I can’t explain how rewarding it was. To know how much your presence means to them is so touching. It was emotional as well, when a resident started to cry when we informed her that we could help clean her room after she said she needed to do that and it would take her a while. They were so grateful to just have someone there to talk to and listen to them. Now for my challenge to all of you: SMILE and find something to do each day that gives back and spreads smiles to your, friends, family and/or your community!
It only takes one small act of kindness to change the world!