Sunday, November 2, 2014

People Who Volunteer are Happier ~ October 2014

 "People who volunteer are happier. You simply can’t find any kind of service that won’t make you happier. Studies show that when people give, it lowers their levels of stress. People who do their jobs with less stress tend to be more productive and successful. Throughout our lives, if we can find ways to relax, we will profit from it.
Consider Mosiah 4:21:
'And now, if God, who has created you, on whom you are dependent for your lives
 and for all that ye have and are, doth grant unto you whatsoever ye ask that is right, in faith, believing that ye shall receive, 
O then, how ye ought to impart of the substance that ye have one to another.'"

Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute. This is adapted from a forum address given on February 24, 2009.

Our October meeting was held at Carolyn's home at 10:00 a.m. 
Rae Lee working on some Christmas Pillow Cases for the boutique
Ladies brought crafts to donate and we also worked on some crafts for the Children's Justice Center Boutique and Mothers Without Borders Boutique. 
Barbara, Vila, Paula, Carolyn and Lynn all sewing Pillow Case Dresses
A few of the cute pillow case dresses that were being worked on
We made Pillow Case Dresses for Little Dresses for Africa, an organization whose tag line is "We're not just sending dresses, we're sending hope."  This organization sends simple dresses and shorts to children all over the world who are in need of clothing.  

The dresses are simple and easy to make.  They can be made from a pillow case or a short length of fabric.  Patterns are available at

Carolyn, Paula and Ardis working on some little snowman pins that light up for the boutiques.
Snowman Light Lapel Pins

Reindeer Necklaces 

Mini-Hershey Bar Snowmen
Christmas Dish Towels

A few of the crafts that were donated for the boutiques

Every baby deserves to wrapped in love - September reportKim

"Every baby deserves to be wrapped in love . . . 
and every parent deserves the gift of hope."
~ Kim Amato, Baby's Bounty
Kim Amato Founder of Baby's Bounty and Renae H
On Tuesday, September 23, Tim H drove Renae and Carolyn from Mesquite to Las Vegas so we could turn in the baby clothes and supplies the We Can ladies had donated at our September meeting. It was special that Renae got to go with Carolyn because even though Renae can never attend our We Can meetings, she donates every month and is actively interested in what we are collecting and doing at We Can.  
We were pleased to meet Kim Amato, the founder of Baby's Bountywho happened to be at the collection center that day.  
Kim Amato, Founder of Baby's Bounty

Kim showed us a kit that was ready to be delivered. We were able to ask her questions about Baby's Bounty and talk with her about the charity's mission and needs.   It's always nice to meet a charity's founder because you can feel their excitement, passion, commitment,  and love for their cause and the people they serve.  We left feeling impressed with Baby's Bounty and the work that they do.  We felt like we had done some good that day. Thank you to the We Can ladies for the two boxes of baby clothing and supplies donated to a very worthy charity.