Volunteers help celebrate moms at The Shelter

Our residents enjoyed a wonderful mother’s day dinner, May 10, and it went very well. Carol Beauregard and her team of volunteers transformed the community education room into a Butterfly Bistro. Thanks to Liz, all of the attendees looked beautiful in their pretty outfits from their trip to The Shelter Option Shoppe. Maria C. helped the new residents find an outfit here in emergency shelter with the donations from various stores on Marco Island.

Our residents were very grateful to spend one hour for themselves. Some of them shed some tears of happiness, stating that it was the first time they were celebrated. Others said it was the first time they felt they mattered and they appreciated the great length that the volunteers went to organize this special meal for them.

While the dinner was going on, Ana and a team of volunteers were taking care of the small children in child care and Tamara and another team of volunteers played Bingo with the older ones in emergency shelter. These ladies worked very hard, as we have a lot of children right now. All of them had pizza and juice for dinner.

Our residents were all smiles when they came back to emergency shelter, mentioning that the food was delicious, the room looked very pretty and they really enjoyed their dinner as well as the conversation, the laughter and the nice music. They also received some custom jewelry and flowers.

This is one event a year that our residents really love attending and I want to thank the volunteers and my whole team for doing a wonderful job making this night a memorable one for our residents.

Lise Descoteaux
Residential Manager