Adult Day Program Participants Volunteer at Gabriel’s Place
Date posted: May 18, 2017
When was the last time you made a meal with fresh herbs you planted and potatoes you grew yourself?For individuals of Stepping Stones’ Adult Day program, the answer is Monday.
Each week, a group of adults from our BeauVita West Campus reaps the many rewards of a volunteer partnership with Gabriel’s Place. Located in Avondale, the organization is a valued asset of a walking neighborhood without a grocery store. They provide a farmer’s market and serve weekly community meals, using fresh produce that was planted and harvested with the help of Stepping Stones’ participants.
For our participants, the partnership is more than an opportunity to develop a green thumb, build cooking skills and learn about nutrition. It’s also an opportunity to build a longstanding relationship with the community and see the direct impact their work has in making a difference.
Helping Hands Strengthen a Community
They plant seasonal herbs and vegetables, watch their produce grow in the gardens each week and then help with the gathering that benefits a community in need of fresh food. This summer, they’ll also apply their volunteer experience in growing their own vegetable garden at Stepping Stones’ program location in Monfort Heights.
Strong Programs in Summer Camp and BeyondAt Stepping Stones, our Summer 2017 program calendar extends beyond day and overnight camps.
From three locations, the growing Adult Day program takes adults with disabilities out into the community every day. Their goal? To integrate in their communities and build strong relationships like the one we have with Gabriel’s Place.
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