by Sheila Robison, MiCAFE/Economic Security Services Team Member
Habitat for Humanity has always been dear to our hearts since it has been such an outreach opportunity to the community around us. We have enjoyed volunteering in the past and were excited to offer our time once again to a good cause.
There were 5 of us that attended this project; 3 students from Michigan State University’s interior design program, along with Michelle Jackson and myself from Elder Law of Michigan.
Michelle and I picked up the 6′ Christmas tree and the decorations of lights and bulbs from the Habitat for Humanity Lansing Office on Douglas St. and delivered it to the popular Dodge Turner Mansion. We dug into all the fun, planned out decorations which included sponge paint brushes, wooden handled paint brushes, paper cut-out hammers with descriptive words written on the handle, pictures of past workers and builders, as well as pictures of families whose lives were changed for the better by Habitat for Humanity.
Sherry Jones from Channel 6 TV WLNS, came to do a story on the judging of all the decorated trees at the Mansion the following Friday, December 12. Our tree was wonderful and had such great meaning behind it. We were not only proud of our tree and what it stood for, but we remain proud of the organization.