Being a friend, touching a heart, changing a life, one act of kindness at a time, is what we strive to do at Friends, Inc. every day. It is always our goal to make an emotional connection to those we serve as we purpose to meet their needs. Recently we sent handmade Valentine cards to our patients knowing, that for most, our card would be the only Valentine that they would receive.
We put a big smile on one patient’s face with a gift of much-needed tennis shoes, and on another’s with the surprise of birthday balloons and cake. One of our patients needed home repair help and was delighted when our volunteer raced over to assist. A disabled patient needed to go shopping for special walking shoes, while another elderly patient needed errand assistance for groceries and prescriptions. A volunteer was also there to hold a patient’s hand while receiving a devastating diagnosis; and yes, we were also there to rejoice with another patient when given the wonderful news of a scan showing zero cancer cells.
Through Friends, Inc. there are so many opportunities to be extraordinary and make a difference. Be the reason someone smiles today. Become a Friends, Inc. volunteer.