Comforting Crafts Project
When I delivered our January Comforting Crafts Hug-a-Pillows and Palm Toys to Julie Campbell, the Lead Nurse in the Pediatrics Department at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, she shared with me a story about a 15-month old boy who was in their care who was watching a video on his I pad and she asked him who he was watching. He said Mickey Mouse so she went to get a palm toy and held it up to him, she asked him who that was and he said Mickey Mouse and reached out for it, his little hands opening and closing wanting the toy. She said the smile on his little face was unforgettable.
Submitted by Judy Herbst for chair Paula Fox
Last year Helen Lloyd lived in South Carolina via California. Then her and her daughter moved to Lincoln, NE. In the process of the moves she brought a project with her. Helen was making some Hug A Bears when she was an officer in the pioneers located in California. Helen had some bears made and sewed but she need some filler and a few other items to finish the bears she had.
The Heartland council had a meeting with director Elaine Housley at the Omaha Hug A Bear work site located at the Maple Ridge Retirement Center on 5 November 2019. Helen came up from Lincoln and met with Elaine at our meet and greet meeting with Elaine. Helen was the treasurer for the New Frontier Chapter and told all that she would like to finish the Bears she had brought with her to Lincoln. She talked with chair Steve Dawkins and he sent her home with some supplies to finish her bears.
Elaine finished the Hug A Bears and donated all of them to the Lincoln police department to give to children in the Lincoln area. The Lincoln police took a picture of Helen and her bears and posted it to their Facebook page. They thanked Helen and told her how much they appreciated the bears.
Project submitted for Helen by president Bob Wolkins
17th Annual New Outlook Pioneers Charity Golf Tournament
This year’s 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Links at Dardenne started out with several unforeseen challenges. The rain had come that night and morning so fast and hard it created numerous road blockages, and backed up traffic issues. By the time the tournament started however, everyone that had planned to come to the tournament was able to finally make it.
The challenges however did not stop there, since parts of the golf course became quickly flooded. Teams were now able to do cart paths only and play just eleven holes do the flooding.
Once the Tournament got underway all golfers kept a light hearted spirit and enjoyed the rest of the day.
Thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors, Co-worker sponsors, Donations and all of our generous golfers buying raffle tickets, Super tickets, 50/50 tickets and Silent Auction items the golf tournament ended up being a huge success and brought in over $5000.
The monies earned from this event play a huge role in allowing us to support our Charities in a way which brings us all pride, so we will quickly start planning for the 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in 2020.
Article submitted by by Judy Herbst for Pat Hawkins Project Chair
Circle Of Concern Food Pantry
Eastern Missouri Council provides the Monthly contributions of Food, Back to School Supplies & Packpacks and Adopts a Family of Five for Christmas. Our donations help the Circle Of Concern Food pantry to feeds the hungry and provides assistance to low-income families living in west St. Louis County.
Our Vision is to improve every life in our community by reducing hunger and poverty.
Submitted by Judy Herbst
Camp Rhythm in Eureka Missouri.
One of the more rewarding experiences in my life was the visit our New Outlook Executive Board made this past summer to Camp Rhythm in Eureka, Missouri.
Camp Rhythm exists because an extraordinary Pediatric Nurse was touched by the story of a little boy who was unable to attend camp because he had heart disease. This Nurse was instrumental in the creation of this camp which provides a safe camping environment for children living with heart disease.
The day of our visit we met the Doctors, Nurses, Counselors and Volunteers who donate their time to help these children enjoy a safe and rewarding camping experience. These children participate in a multitude of outdoor sports activities and also indoor activities such as music and crafts. It was unbelievably touching to see how dedicated everyone is to the children at this camp and this is supported by the fact that many of the volunteers return annually.
We met children that day who themselves were once campers and now have returned to become volunteers. We also met a child that had already had several heart operations by the age of 6 but did not let it affect her happy attitude.
It obviously requires a lot of volunteers and monetary donations to be able to support this specialized of a Camp and I feel extremely proud that our Group has chosen it as a place to which we make a monetary donation.
Submitted by Judy Herbst for Pat Hawkins
You can find out more about the New Outlook Pioneers at this link http://www.newoutlookpioneers.net and you can read more about Camp Rhythm at this link https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/learning-life-lessons-at-camp-rhythm-a-summer-camp-for/article_e6ff18fd-2676-5e4c-b56c-882c53eeb3af.html