William & Mary

Mom's Night Off

For my group's project, we worked with the Williamsburg Head Start to host a Mom's Night Off event. For the event, we sent home permission slips and fliers with the children of Head Start with descriptions of the event. On the day of the event, which we held at the Community Action Agency, where Head Start is located, parents of Head Start children dropped off their children for a few hours. During the event, there was face-panting, dinner, games, and activities. This gave the children a meal and fun that the mothers did not have to worry about providing, and also gave these mothers a chance to have a few hours to themselves to do something they may not have a chance to do, such as grocery shopping or simply take a break. We also trained volunteers for the event, which exposed a greater audience to the poverty that is sometimes ignored in Williamsburg. Overall, it was a fun, worthwhile project and we really enjoyed it!

 

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