Roots of Empathy
It is our goal to provide the highest quality of speech and language services to our patients and their families. It is also our goal to give back to our community in a positive and meaningful way. Each year we choose a local organization to support for 12 months. This past year, we reached out and helped the Issaquah and Mt. Si Food Banks. Over the course of the year, numerous donations have been made to both locations helping feed those in need. It was a wonderful opportunity to have families who visit our office bring in food donations and be involved as well. For those children on my personal caseload, it provided an opportunity for me to educate the children and their families about the ‘Roots of Empathy’ campaign http://www.parentmap.com/article/empathy-in-children. While targeting therapy goals, activities were planned to teach this very important message.
We will continue to assist the two food banks through December, 2011 with another food drive 10/17/11 through 12/15/11 to help the food banks stock up for the holidays. If you are a current patient or will be visiting our practice in this time frame, we would love for you to bring in one non-perishable food item for us to donate on your behalf.
We all can continue to be the change we wish to see…