Hattie Larlham enhances the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families through our committment to comfort, joy and achievement.
Hattie Larlham is a family of agencies dedicated to providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Established in 1961, Hattie Larlham provided care through community homes and long term care, adult day programs and in home care, foster care services, and job placement services. Volunteer opportunities include NE Ohio and Franklin county.
The Birthday Card Buddy Program is perfect for those who really want to volunteer, but whose skills are stronger in written communication. The Volunteer Coordinator, Jenna Allen, is wonderful to work with. I would highly recommend e-mailing her if you're interested in volunteering but don't have a lot of extra time. I teach full-time and am also able to participate fully in this virtual volunteering program. I am able to dedicate as much (or as little) time as I have, still making a difference in others' lives. Growing up, I always had "pen pals" and writing to them was always enjoyable for me. As an adult, while I am not able to maintain constant "pen pal" contact with people because of limited time, I am still able to continue on the tradition of writing a note when I have a few free minutes, purchasing fun cards, and knowing that I am helping to make someone else's life just a little bit brighter. Definitely a 5-star opportunity. :-)
This is a GREAT agency to work with. The return contact was quick; the directions were easily understood; and the project itself was easy. This is an especially good project for mature citizens and those who are housebound. You certainly might consider sending Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other cards to your BB. I look forward to continuing my association with Birthday Buddy Cards.