Several years ago, Myers Park Presbyterian Church Outreach Ministries in Charlotte, N.C. invited staff from Immanuel Home in Debrecen, Hungary, a facility offering services for individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities, to visit Holy Angels. In more recent years, the church sponsored Holy Angels President/CEO Regina Moody and Chief Program Officer Kerri Massey to visit Immanuel Home. Although the pair was over 5,000 miles away from Holy Angels, both Moody and Massey felt at home as they kept their minds and hearts open to innovations in quality services and programs that enhance the lives of those served at Holy Angels. Signing a Partnership Covenant and planting a tree as a symbol of international friendship, the staff at Holy Angels continues to visit electronically with their friends in Hungary to explore shared learning opportunities.
Pride in Gaston County Schools Tour
Pride in Gaston County encourages all Gaston County third grade students to visit various locations within the community, including Holy Angels. Designed to promote pride in their home county, the students write essays about their experiences to share with family and friends about all they have learned. It’s the hope of Holy Angels staff that these opportunities will encourage great awareness throughout the community and inspire compassion for those with intellectual development disabilities.
Hands Around the School
In this unique partnership program, Holy Angels staff visits area schools to share about life at Holy Angels. This learning opportunity includes empathy training, fosters philanthropy and leads to an increased understanding that residents of Holy Angels are just like them – they simply need “helping hands.” Students, faculty and families help to raise money for Holy Angels by having donors contribute $1.00 to write their name on a paper hand that then forms a chain to represent how they are uniting to help those in need.
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