Our Blue Margin Community Works project for April found us creating centerpieces for Respite Care’s Perennial Luncheon. Respite provides care for children with developmental disabilities. “Soaring to New Heights” was the theme, and we were asked to make 50 paper-airplane centerpieces. It was full-steam-ahead from the get go. We filled small tins with foam filler, which needed to set overnight, then put in several shifts making paper airplanes, three per centerpiece. Not surprisingly, the team lost focus more than once testing their planes' flight-worthiness. Then came the hot glue and wires. The final touch came from our cloud fluffers (i.e., those who glued cotton balls onto the foam to make the sky). In all, we logged 18 hours across 13 employees.
Respite kindly invited us to the luncheon on May 7th, and we heard inspiring stories of the many ways they have supported and cared for so many families over the years. It was truly an honor to help out in any way we could.