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Upcoming Workshop: Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Death, and Other Stressful Life Events

This workshop is open to the public and is ideal for teachers and other professionals who work with children of all ages. Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Fee: $25, payable on-line or in person) Location: The Children’s Room, 1210 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA To register, email cshannon@childrensroom.org.  RSVPs are essential as space is limited to create an interactive experience. […]

50 Volunteers X 4 hours = One Amazing Transformation

As part of the National Day of Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, The Children's Room opened its doors wide to a group of over 50 volunteers of all ages. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and donated on this inspirational day. The list of accomplishments is long: Built shelving for art supplies which we desperately needed so we could store all of the new donations we received. Built bookshelves for our new, growing library.  We are creating a sunny, cozy library nook for our families. Moved file cabinets into our new flexible workspace.  (No more looking for files in the freezing cold back hall). Sewed bags for our closing rock ceremony (very popular with the 11-13 year old set).  These pouches are special keepsakes for our families when they are done with our program. Built desks for our new workspace.  Now we can spread out our work. Assembled new office chairs.  Very comfortable. Fixed the wobbly pool tables!  Both of them! Built the bench for our garden. Moved all of our books from different parts of the house to our new library nook.  Lots of lifting involved in that! Sorted arts and crafts (mainly done by kids! “It was exhausting” one kid reported.  I hope they all slept well afterwards.) Cleaned the sand table and all the shelving and sorting those toys!  (Our youngest volunteer helped with that project) Moved heavy objects from one place to another!  Yes we can!  Now the air conditioners have been put away! Folded our art cards so we can give them out. Stuffed envelopes for our mailing to 300+ schools to spread the word about our trainings And the entire house was left cleaner than when the [...]

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