Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Perille

Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Perille

When Tom Perille retired from practicing medicine, he found himself running a daycare. This daycare was not open to the public, but rather, was a space created by Tom to care for and to nurture the development of his grandchildren. “I don’t know how many people would...
Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Barnard

Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Barnard

Bill Barnard has fostered 25 dogs throughout his life. With his love and support, each dog has found an adoptive home. “Yeah, that is a bunch,” said Bill. “But it has been pretty cool to have them in our home, and it has become a part of the routine for my wife and...
Volunteer Spotlight: Catherine Winter

Volunteer Spotlight: Catherine Winter

Out of all the Winnie the Pooh characters, Catherine Winter most closely relates to Christoper Robin. “I am the planner. I am pragmatic,” she said. “What steps do we need to take? Who do we talk to?” The question around who Catherine identifies with from Winne the...
Volunteer Spotlight: Nicole Driggers

Volunteer Spotlight: Nicole Driggers

Nicole Driggers’ mother taught her that although she cannot single-handedly mend the chaos and challenges in the world, she can carefully chip away at her own corner. “I can’t prevent climate change or stop war, but I can work hard in my little nook of the world...
Volunteer Spotlight: Heidi Patterson

Volunteer Spotlight: Heidi Patterson

Heidi Patterson has set off on a journey to figure out who she is and what she loves to do, and she’s following children’s lead to get there. “I still don’t fully know what I want to be when I grow up, I guess,” said Heidi. “I would love to go back to that stage where...
Volunteer Spotlight: Kelley Thompson

Volunteer Spotlight: Kelley Thompson

She loves chicken nuggets with honey mustard as the dipping sauce, dislikes carrots, is working on green foods, prefers a night-light at bedtime, singing in the car is mandatory, and silliness is the best medicine. These facts about a ten-year-old may seem simple, but...