A total of 12 RentPath employees spent the afternoon at Our House Atlanta's Genesis Daycare center. After arrival, we received a tour of the building, including their classrooms, kitchen, clothing donation room and pantry. Jane, with Our House, gave us a full run-down of the many services and programs provided by the Genesis program, which is nothing short of amazing.
Afterwards we spent time sanitizing the toys from all classrooms while the children were napping. When the children were awake, we split among the Pre-K and Preschool classrooms for story time, in which books were read to the children by Jonathan Benford and Mahvish Ali. Our book was Thanks for Thanksgiving (a copy of which was given to each of them afterwards), and all of these smart, funny children shared with us so many things for which they were grateful.
Once our book was finished, the Pre-K children sang a beautiful song marking the end of story time which I believe caught us all off guard :-) We then spent activity time playing Pin the Hat on the Turkey, and the children decorated their own bookmarks (and us!).
We all had an incredible time and EVERY member of our team expressed an interest in returning to Our House to volunteer in the future. Thanks to RentPath for allowing the time and resources for us to give back!