Well, here we go. Another change brought about by COVID-19…. FirstLook’s first electronic newsletter. We talked about it before, but always decided against it. Surely, our donors would like to have something they can hold, and read and save, and then return the giving card with a gift or request for information about volunteering in some way. We are eager to know what you think of our new publication. Let us hear from you.
This day was the most joy filled day I had ever spent in my five years volunteering at FirstLook. I had been on a leave of absence for a few months due to my husband’s illness. I was a little hesitant to leave him that day to volunteer at FirstLook. So I said this prayer, “Lord, if I am going to leave Denny today, You sure better use me.” GLORY TO GOD….HE DID!!!
Daesha came to FirstLook for her second pregnancy. She had lived a nomadic lifestyle with her husband in another state and was ready to put down some roots in Ellis County. Daesha came to us with a lot of brokenness and heartache. A past abortion and past abuse played a huge roll in her self-image and the needs she had.
At FirstLook one of our many joys is providing educational classes to our clients. Class topics include prenatal education, newborn care, toddler care and life skills. Some are first-time parents; others are seeking to become better equipped as parents. Client Coordinators, Interns, and the Case Manager enjoy meeting with clients and being part of their support team!
Many times at the FirstLook Boutiques we get items that some may think are old, no longer usable, out of date, or just aren’t wanted anymore. But then one day a customer comes in that has a creative eye and can see past its worn, faded, undesirable state. They purchase the old item in excitement, take it home eager to work with it, and transform it into something beautiful!