Friday, September 23, 2016

Volunteer Day

Every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until noon, I volunteer at one of the government hospitals (the same one where my husband was born oh so long ago :) 
KACCH - Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital was founded in 1989 and officially recognized as a charitable organization in 2003.  
It is operated by the philosophy that providing appropriate play opportunities for children in hospital can aid in their healing process.
We paint, we color, we play games ... whatever the child chooses to do when they enter the KACCH playroom.  It also allows me to be a kid again. 
When we don't have many patients, I crochet hearts to give away.
Sometimes I even crochet when the kids are there because they and their moms are usually very intrigued.

Yesterday morning, I intentionally left a little early so I could stop for a quick walk and take a few pictures by the Kuwait Towers.
 
 Have a nice relaxing weekend,

21 comments:

Terra Hangen said...

You have found an upbeat volunteer stint and I am sure the kids enjoy the art and other activities with you. I volunteer at the opposite end of the age spectrum, visiting ladies in their 80s. It is all good. The shade from the trees in your photo looks like a blessing in a hot land.

Betsy said...

What a wonderful thing you're doing Tammy. Helping to brighten the day for a sick child and their Mom's is something that they will never forget. You give of yourself in so many ways with this and the garden.
Blessings,
Betsy

Gracie Saylor said...

Appropriate play is so important for us all, but especially so when a child is trying to get well. When my youngest son was six he was hospitalized for over a total of six weeks, and needed to have someone like you to encourage him. The sites and sights around you amaze me, Tammy. Thanks for posting! xx

Amy at love made my home said...

You are doing wonderful work at the hospital. I hope you enjoy it! xx

Little Treasures said...

Tammy, God bless your heart! I know how much those little darlings need being swept away from their ailments and diseases and I applaud you for your generosity, kindness and love you so unselfishly pour around yourself!

Teresa Kasner said...

Just when I thought I couldn't admire you more.. you go and do more wonderful things! Volunteering at the hospital is so nice of you and to give little hearts to the kids.. you're so sweet. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
You look so YOUNG in that photo; must be because you enjoy thoroughly what you're doing!
Hats off to you for finding so many outlets in what to touch others.
Finally catching up on blogging, had to recover for a couple of days since we got home on Tuesday morning by 1:00 AM.
Having driven the 4,135 km (only me!) kind of did wear me out. But we had a lovely wedding in the South of France and the rest of the journey was pleasant with visits of friends and family.
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

Blondie's Journal said...

Good for you (and everyone you meet)! You look so happy. It takes a big heart.

Loving your pics of parts of Kuwait. Beautiful.

Jane

Linda P said...

It's good that you're a volunteer on the children's ward doing art activities. It helps to make the time there for the children a little easier and I know you do it with love. (I was with the hospital and home teaching service before retiring. It's satisfying work).

magnoliasntea said...

What a super volunteer! I'm sure you receive many blessings in return, but my hat is off to you still. Love the trees and architecture pics, too.

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

You have such a big heart, doing so many wonderful things for your community, Tammy. It must be a wonderful distraction for the kids and parents as well.
xo Julia

Susan said...

That is wonderful that you volunteer at the hospital, Tammy. Lucky children, to have you! Susan

Mereknits said...

So good of you to volunteer there Tammy. Hope you are feeling a bit better my friend,
Meredith

Melanie said...

It must be so rewarding to volunteer in the hospital with the children. Bless your heart for doing this.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Such a great thing to do and it is rewarding seeing the children smile. I used to go to the school once a week to help the with remedial reading. Lovely photo of you.
Enjoy your day
hugs
Carolyn

Createology said...

Tammy Dear bless you for helping children enjoy creative time amidst their sickness and days in hospital. You are such a generous giving and loving person. I love your crocheted hearts you share with others.

Lorrie said...

You look so happy that I'm sure your presence cheers up the young patients a lot. Art is a wonderful way for children to leave their illnesses for a bit. Beautiful towers.

Mini said...

I feel so proud to call you my friend . Love the volunteering work you do and the happiness you spread .

Kit said...

Oh how wonderful! I bet they just love you. :) I love the towers. Kit

Serena Lewis said...

Lovely photos, Tammy! How nice that you volunteer at the hospital. The volunteers do such a great job. Each year, our 'Sing For Health' Mater Hospital choir performs for the Hospital Volunteers at their annual Christmas parties. They are very much appreciated. :)

Sam I Am...... said...

What a wonderful philosophy and so wonderful that you donate your time to it. The towers are gorgeous and also the beach. Water is so soothing. Great picture of you and Elmo!

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