Winter Musings by the Queen
What can I say? It has been a while but I am just one busy cat! For many folks, the end of the year is a restful time but not for us at SCI! Over the holidays, we hosted a Thank You Party for our many volunteers (lots of good pats for me from these good eggs!) We also had special Holiday lunches at each of our neighborhood centers in Thunderbolt, Port Wentworth, Hinesville and Darien. Not to mention all of the fun activities at our Adult Daytime Centers. I was just worn out from all of the fun!
One of my favorite things that we did this year was working with the YMCA to have some of our seniors “adopted” for the holidays. I know that I’m really lucky to have all of my crew here at SCI, so I was really glad to hear that some of our friends who aren’t as lucky felt loved at Christmas. One of our seniors needed a warm coat and I wish you could have seen her cry when she saw her beautiful coat on Christmas. One of our clients just wanted a home-cooked holiday lunch which he got thanks to one of the great families that took his name off of the YMCA tree. Now that is what I call Sharing the Holiday Spirit!
January brought the kickoff of our annual Blanket Drive. Here is a photo of me checking out the booty! So far, we have given away more than 300 blankets. Good thing we had the kind support of Georgia Natural Gas and Target to buy blankets. I keep hearing people saying that they love the free coffee that Starbucks offered for each blanket. Me? I take coffee with cream – hold the coffee!
So now it’s February…Valentine’s Day is upon us. Mom Patti says that I can’t have chocolate. Even though I’ve licked some and don’t really like it (unless you can get a tuna infused chocolate), I don’t like not being able to have it. But, since she has said no, if you’d like to send me a Valentine, may I humbly suggest (ok, I’m a cat…there is nothing really humble about me)…anyway, check out our Facebook page and give to our Have a Heart campaign. It’s a great way to tell a senior you love them. Don't forget to "like" us (whatever that means) and "share" the site with your friends.
Until next time. Oh, feel free to come by anytime and give me a pat!