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Friday, September 23, 2016: Day of Caring

Michele Shepard Savage's MPG will be spending United Way's Day of Caring working with our partner organization A Step Ahead in Pierce County in their classroom space at 215 S. 166th, Portable 3, in Spanaway (by the old Spanaway Elementary School). We'll be planning for our year-long work on programs for their clients at the Children's Museum of Tacoma.

WHERE AND WHEN: We'll meet at 8:30 am in our usual classroom, then head out to Pac Ave to catch the #1 bus  to Spanaway.

WHAT TO BRING:  If you haven't turned in both permission slips, get them signed and BRING THEM WITH YOU.  We'll likely be doing some inside and some outside work, and it seems likely to rain. Choose layers you can easily wash after painting and glueing, including your Day of Caring shirt, wear sturdy shoes, and bring work gloves if you'd prefer to use them.  Bring your water bottle and lunch, including something to share if you can. And DON'T FORGET YOUR ORCA CARD for the bus!

WHAT WE'LL DO: We'll arrive at our Day of Caring location around 9:45, meeting teacher Marti Cates, who will first introduce us to the work of A Step Ahead.  Then we'll start making decorations, learning songs and movements, and preparing materials for our first event for children and families at the Children's Museum on October 28.  At the end of our work time, we'll eat lunch together and discuss further plans for working with A Step Ahead's children's programs throughout the school year.  We'll leave Spanaway in time to catch a bus that will return us downtown before 3:30, in time to catch your usual Friday bus home.

FYI: Our MPG first began working with A Step Ahead four years ago on the Day of Caring in the Fall, and we've enjoyed helping them with storytime activities at the Children's Museum of Tacoma during the three school years since.  The partnership has been rewarding for them and for us, and we hope to continue a positive relationship this year. 

Come with a spirit of service and fun!  Bring a water bottle and a sack lunch or simple food to share.