Juniper & Mirabelle: H.O.M.E. Is Where The Help Is

Updated: Dec 20, 2019

This is a mural on the wall that some of the volunteers painted.

Right as we entered the childcare space we felt wanted. All the kids came over and were excited to play with us.

For our shelter unit project, Mirabelle and I (Juniper) volunteered on February 19th at H.O.M.E. H.O.M.E. is a homeless shelter in Orland, ME. Their mission is to help homeless and low-income families find possibilities for food and shelter. They have four different shelters across Hancock County. And their main site and office are in Orland. They also have many work studios: sewing, woodworking, creative arts, pottery, stained glass making, and more. The studios are for the people in the shelters to learn different skills, and also for the community. H.O.M.E. is a non-profit organization. They have 30 to 40 staff members and lots of volunteers. They have a soup kitchen that serves a hot lunch daily, and a food pantry that offers boxes of food once a month to people in great need.

Two of the kids in the daycare.

Mirabelle and I helped out with the childcare. It was a lot of fun! The kids were so happy to have us there, and play with us. When we went there were 10 or 12 kids, and they were all under 5 except for two: an 8- year- old and an 11-year-old. There were three teachers, two women, and one man. They played with the kids, prepared the lunch, and after lunch, they put them down for their naps. The teachers were very nice, and the kids love them.


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