Picnic photos courtesy of Bill Sheets
Thank You For Another Successful Picnic
Thank you to everyone who supported Picnic 165, by attending, volunteering, sponsoring or making donations. The Picnic truly is a community event, and would not be possible without the hundreds of individuals, businesses, and organizations who provide volunteer and financial support each year, as well as the cooperation of the neighbors. Despite the off and on rain, the PGA, and various other events that could have potentially reduced attendance, the crowd was steady throughout the day and the Picnic was a great success.
The Picnic is "For the Kids", and this was especially highlighted in an email sent by our Activities Director to some of our staff following the Picnic. She wrote: "This picnic was by far my favorite of all time. The kids were so appreciative of the whole idea of Picnic more than I ever remember. I heard “This is really all for us?”, “All these people are here for us?” more than once from more than one child. Another kiddo told me “I feel normal this weekend” They were so genuine when they were saying this. The funnel cakes were the kids all time favorite thing (ok and the staff too...). The entire weekend the kids were so appreciative. I have never heard so many thank you’s!!!!"
From the kids, and all of us at St. Joe's, thank you for another successful Picnic!
Some Immediate Needs for Our Kids
A general wish list is available on the Ways to Help page, as well as program-specific wish lists for Foster Care, Residential and CDC. However, we sometimes have special/immediate needs for specific items. Our current needs are listed below:
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