A few highlights from 2022 –

  • Maria’s Kit of Comfort book launch at our amazing local library with over 80 children and adults.
  • Author’s visit to Manchester Elementary School, about 500 students and teachers.
  • Workshop at Song and Story Fest at Camp Pine Lake, Iowa.
  • Recording of Maria’s Kit of Comfort for the On Earth Peace story read aloud project. Here is the link to the video posted on Youtube: https://youtu.be/Ra-r7gjrZXg
  • Author’s visit to Peace Patch Preschool to read the story.
  • Children’s Disaster Services deployment to Fort Myers, Florida, following hurricane Ian – It was once again amazing to see this work in action. We had a team of 5 certified caregivers providing care for children following the disaster that left many families homeless and some with loss of loved ones. The children expressed their feelings and stories through their play. One boy commented on the picture he drew (below), “It’s my whole city. It’s sad because my whole city got blowed away.”

    I am grateful for these opportunities and more coming in 2023!