Rotary District 5340: San Diego, California

Club Service Project: Photo Books for Picture Me Happy

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September 23, 2015 5:30 pm - September 23, 2015 8:00 pm
Talmadge, San Diego, CA, United States
Address: Talmadge, San Diego, CA, United States
Sunsetters, let's get hands-on and put together some photo books for some sweet kids for Picture Me Happy. We will be meeting at Marge Cole's home to assemble some photo books that the kids can choose and customize with their photos. Please email Marge for the address. Picture Me Happy is a 501 (c) (3) organization that aspires to stimulate, support and promote the healing process for hospitalized children and teens whose lives are harshly disrupted with chronic and often terminal illness. Regularly we bring free of charge, hands-on creative and educational "Arts in Medicine" activities, led by field professionals and trained volunteers.

Picture Me Happy is also looking for volunteers!

"Picture Me Happy sessions are two hour long sessions, provided during the weekdays, 10am-12pm and 3pm-5pm. For more information on how you can become a volunteer with Picture Me Happy, please contact us by email at Contact@picturemehappy.org."

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    We will be meeting at Marge's House to assemble back to school care packages for the Monarch School. Dinner and drinks will be provided. Come enjoy a casual evening in support of local children in need.

    Please email marge.cole@yahoo.com for address.

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    Monarch has served San Diego for nearly three decades, beginning as a one-room education center and expanding into a K-12 comprehensive school designed to educate homeless youth.

    There are more than 1.2 million homeless students across the country and 22,000 in San Diego County alone. Research shows homelessness contributes to a wide range of challenges including physical and psychological problems, safety fears and academic struggles. It’s estimated that 75% of homeless students do not receive a high school diploma. The barriers these students face, hinder their ability to become contributing, successful members of their families and society and place them at a high risk of becoming tomorrow’s homeless adults.

    At Monarch, we give students the skills and tools they need to overcome these odds.

    Sandra McBrayer founded the school in 1987 recognizing the need to get homeless youth off the streets and in school. She was later named Teacher of the Year by President Bill Clinton for her work. In 1999, the Monarch School Project a 501 (c)(3) was established by San Diego Rotary to help relocate the school to a new facility. Today, the partnership between the school and the non-profit continues to make Monarch a recognized leader in the education of homeless youth.