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Aunalyese Roberts, 4, paints a picture as she sits on the lap of her mother, Lora Robert in the activity room of the Mercy Center For Women in Erie. Photo courtesy of GoErie.com.

Aunalyese Roberts, 4, paints a picture as she sits on the lap of her mother, Lora Robert in the activity room of the Mercy Center For Women in Erie. Photo courtesy of GoErie.com.

Students from Mercyhurst University’s Social Work Club helped children living in an emergency homeless shelter in Erie, Pa. make gifts for their mothers,  according to this article on GoErie.com.

The students spent months collecting crafts and baskets for the children living at the Mercy Center for Women. The children made that included decorated potted plants. Staff was also able to give baskets filled with toiletry items to women living in the shelter.

“It was something we wanted to do to inspire the community to try to do something,” Waldecker said. “We were in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade doing collections so we could get them something nice and do nice things for the women.”

Cheers to GoErie.com for running a story that shows how social workers help children and their communities.

Social workers help children overcome life’s hurdles. To learn more visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Kids and Families website.

 

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