- August 8, 2012
Backyard blitz on a grand scale.
When you’ve got more than 4 acres to maintain you need all the help you can muster. Lucky The Infants’ Home has plenty of friends.
This week we again welcomed a group of volunteers from GE who were keen for some dirty, sweaty work.
Trading their air-conditioned offices for a day of manual labour were Dylen Bhogan, Rebecca Blair, Seru Bogi-Tokaduadua, Elizabeth Cox, Gamze Demiroz, JayaPrada Devathi, Christie Gavin, Brandon Lee, Kevin O’Toole, Jenny Pan, Libby Pin, Tatiana Ramos, Tatianna Stephan, Rebecca Taduran, Priscila Valencia.
Taking a break from clearing a garden bed, Jenny fell into the trap of engaging a curious group of 4 year-old girls.
27 questions later – such as “what’s your name?” and “what are you doing?” – Jenny was able to escape her inquisitors. There’s nothing like a child’s curiosity.
Across a full day, the GE volunteers mulched our gardens, removed stumps, cleaned windows, cleared weeds and other debris, and collected a mountain of autumn leaves.
Priscila: “It was a great experience, and good to see all the compassion and willingness to help.”
Seru: “I enjoyed my time at The Infants’ Home. What a delight to see the staff’s friendly and smiling faces. I’m happy to come back again.”
Rebecca: “It was great to be able to get stuck into some gardening that really made a big difference to the grounds.”
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