What Others Have to Say About Lightshare
Cameron came to present her Lightshare program at our church and I was excited about it. I thought there were many opportunities for our church to get involved and help with the program. I loved being a stay-at-home mom when my children were young. I had no family around for support and I'm sure I made my share of mistakes along the way. I look forward to being a support for Chin as she works through the challenges of raising children. I see FamilyShare going beyond a basic parenting class because the mentoring relationship will take place beyond the classroom. I believe it will be more than just reinforcing parenting methods taught in the class. It's so easy for a mother of young children to be overwhelmed with caring for and nuturing small children. I hope that I will be able to affirm her as an individual with her own desires and needs as a mother and woman.
Patty Olbrantz, FamilyShare mentor, member of Skyland United Methodist Church
Family Share has good resources. It provides me with a lot of information and practical advice. It introduced me to Patty Olbrantz as my mentor person. Patty reassures that I'm not the only parent who is facing the challenging behaviors with our kids. It helps me to teach my child to be a better person when he grows up.
Chin Chong, mother of three, FamilyShare participant
My experience with LightShare has enabled me to fully realize how important it is for volunteers to bring services into the community they are serving rather than expecting those to come to the service provider. It is incumbent upon us as volunteers to step outside our comfort zones, physically and emotionally, to the comfort zones of those we serve. Children learn best when they are at ease, and children are at ease surrounded by the familiar—their neighborhood, their families, their friends. Optimal learning, therefore, will occur when we serve the children of Shiloh in the Shiloh community as is happening through LightShare's Lead and Learn program.
Dr. Darla McCain, school psychologist, Buncombe County Schools, and LightShare volunteer
Being a consignment shop owner, I see many different social classes of Asheville every day. The customers that come through Serendipity's doors have amazed me in their generosity and giving spirits. Fortunately for me, LightShare is a great way to distribute the blessings I have received and encourage others to do the same. No matter the race, gender, age, or sexual identity, we can all give something. The tenderness that flows through our communities is how we can "share our light."
Dena Baysden, Serendipity Consignments