Grandma's Gifts Founder Emily Douglas was fortunate enough to make the pages of the Miami University Summer 2014 issue of the Miamian. The article features Geena Davis (see her picture below!) and the Women's Leadership Summit that occurred in April. At this event Emily sat on a panel with three other awesome and inspiring women and spoke about women in leadership as well as the importance of service (see Emily on the right in the second picture!). We suggest you check out page 30 & 31 in the article "If You See It, You Can Be It!" It's pretty empowering... at least we think so!
Today, staff at Battelle for Kids signed about 100 'thank you' cards provided by Grandma's Gifts that will be sent to the VA Hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio (Appalachia). Thank you BFK staff! The cards were put in the mail on July 1 and are to be delivered on July 2!
(Image: Melanie Wightman, Army mother of Captain Jeff Wightman, a two-time deployed (Iraq & Afghanastan) USA and now USA-Reserve, signing 'thank you' cards for Grandma's Gifts!)
Today four, five, six, and seven year old children as well as high school age volunteers signed over 100 'thank you' cards to the VA Hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio (Appalachian Ohio)! The children signed the cards after hearing Emily speak at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School in Powell, Ohio on how anyone, any age can make a difference!
A BIG thank you to the Worthington Kilbourne High School students and staff as well as Ohio Department of Agriculture staff and interns who signed over 200 thank you cards provided by Grandma's Gifts for veterans at the Chillicothe, Ohio VA Hospital!
Today, Grandam's Gifts Founder Emily Douglas was the keynote speaker at the Worthington Kilbourne High School Socratic Society Induction. After a wonderful opening speech by Assistant Principal, Kevin Johnson, and piano performance, medals were then presented to new Socratic inductees. Emily then spoke for 25 minutes on the topic of leadership, volunteerism, self-esteem, and the importance of 'being different' to about 150 students and their parents.
George McNab, Zach Douglas, Teresa Daulong and Emily Douglas-McNab.