PressPause has been BUSY serving!
After hosting several events taking Stonecroft speakers into Tulsa businesses these past couple of years, we found ourselves right in the middle of SERVICE.
The Little Lighthouse, a school for severely disabled children, ages 0-6, has been the focus of our efforts. The school enrolls 60 children per year, without charge to their parents. The waiting list for future students is long. Families that come to the school are of all faiths and denominations, some no church involvement at all. ALL are extremely grateful for the miracles that occur in that fabulous place. Tiny bodies wracked with all kinds of ailments improve dramatically.
Funding is provided by school fundraisers and generous donations. There are no government grants or subsidies.
Laura Francis, PressPause financial coordinator, led this effort by volunteering in a classroom for 3 yr olds for the past 3 years. PressPause has made bibs for the children, paint shirts, craft trays, curtains for the classroom, provided toddler books in Spanish and Laura often cleans the room so the teachers can attend meetings.
She has provided "kitchen utensils" for the class, aprons for the teachers and helped them cook every Wednesday. Our most recent addition to the classroom is a hand-made and designed vest with pockets on the front and back that hold heavy bean bags. Slipped on a struggling, wiggly child, it brings calm and peace to his little spirit. We will be providing more of these very effective vests soon.
Everything has been donated and we work from a "wish" list given to us by the teachers and therapists.
The friendships developed with the staff and the children are rewarding for all involved. We have recently been invited to host their "graduation" dinner for the parents of the 6 yr olds that will soon be mainstreamed into the public schools. PressPause volunteers will provide and serve a delicious meal while parents hear a speaker tell of Jesus and His love for them and their child.
Stonecroft Serves at the Little Lighthouse!