After spending 40+ years in the financial workplace with an exhausting schedule plus a family life to maintain, I found myself retired with a lot of empty time! I embraced the quiet time for a while until it became too quiet and too empty!
Looking for meaningful volunteer work I came across Ohana 100 through the Clarence Senior Center and it sounded very interesting. After my first reading experience with them, I became very interested in the program and have continued volunteering.
The children are amazing, fun and enthusiastic. I was overwhelmed when recently reading and a child said "Miss Carol, I love you", and other children wanted us to read even more stories. It does truly warm the heart. Some of my favorite stories are about Elephant & Piggy, a series by Mo Williams. The series is about two good friends and their daily adventures with attention to love, friendship and acceptance.
I have definitely gotten way more out of this program then the time I've put into it~I'm so proud to be part of Ohana 100!!!.