Tutor Time Child Care of Shelton Gives Back!
Since we opened our doors in February of 2009 the children enrolled at Tutor Time Child Care of Shelton have become more enriched both educationally, as well as, socially/emotionally. They learn their ABC’s and 123’s, as well as, ways to lend a helping hand for those in need.
Through community service projects the children learn to develop empathy for those in need, build positive relationships with their peers and community, and learn valuable life skills. Some children can also relate to others in need.
Tutor Time of Shelton has made a difference! We have participated in and hosted several projects to give back to community that we live in. Some projects we have been involved in are:
*Trike-A-Thon: Supporting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
*Hop-A-Thon: Supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association
*Shelton Clean Sweep: Supporting and cleaning up area parks in Shelton, CT
*Touch-A-Truck Event: Took a non-perishable canned donations to give to the Spooner House Food Bank 2011/Collecting donations for the Ronald McDonald House of CT 2012
*Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
*Relay for Life: Supporting the American Cancer Society
*Cooked Dinner for Spooner House
*Fleece Tie Knot blanket making event: All blankets were donated to the pediatric cancer patients at Yale New Haven Hospital
*Thanksgiving Food Drive: All non-perishable items were donated to the Spooner House Food Bank
*Toy Collection: All toys were donated to Toys 4 Kids program through TEAM, Inc.
*Stocking for Kids Drive: Tutor Time Staff members stuffed stockings with small toys, health and beauty supplies, and treats to donate to children who reside at the Spooner House, a local homeless shelter.
*Collected diapers for the Diaper Bank of Connecticut
*Created bedside craft kits for Bridgeport Hospital children
Through these projects the children learn the true value of helping others. They understand that there are people less fortunate than we are and if we open up our hearts to them we can make a difference.
Parents are the number one role models for their children, so we try to get our families involved in giving back to set the example for their children. It not only positively impacts their children, but it also creates a strong family bond. Everyone’s life is enriched by helping others! There was a quote I read written by Winston Churchhill that really stuck with me, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” says Stacy Mullenax, Center Director.