The Alexander House in Oak Ridge is blessed with a unique pair of volunteers. Meet Clare Bohn and her mom Mary Jean. At least once a month a Sunday afternoon is made more special when the residents hear that knock on the door that indicates the arrival of the Bohn ladies. They always come prepared to lead the residents in creating a seasonal craft and often include games or other activities before their visit is done.
Clare began as a junior volunteer four years ago and not long after, her mom Mary Jean also began to volunteer at Alexander House. What a wonderful and inspirational example to see a mother and daughter spending time together in service sharing their talents and inspiring creativity in the residents.
Heartfelt thanks to the Bohn ladies!
The person who is a friend to a home has the opportunity to work with more than one person in a particular program. A general ‘House Friend’ comes prepared to conduct an activity that can involve everyone in the home. Some things house friends do include activities such as a sing-a-long one evening each week for those people who like to sing, craft nights, art projects they could use as gifts or as seasonal decorations, baking, board games, movie night with popcorn or garden with the residents outdoors in the nice weather. New events are added when people express their desire for other activities or a volunteer has a special talent or interest to offer.
Nina Androski with David
Yvonne Ferrara and Sandee Kahn - affectionately known as the "Party Ladies"