Monday, February 17, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Kane

Mary Kane is one of our weekly volunteers - and she truly shines like the star she is. Mary is devoted to making every visit count and creates such a positive environment for families. She is always professional, encouraging, and committed to the work she performs.

Mary started volunteering November of 2016 and has given more than 100 hours to Family House!

"I always leave Family House with a full heart." – Mary

On behalf of the families and staff, we say THANK YOU to Mary for all that she offers and her help in making Family House a better place.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Wash Your Hands!

In the winter, there are many contagious viruses circulating, and they are especially dangerous for children with compromised immune systems. The best way to keep yourself and others healthy is to wash your hands frequently! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these 5 steps to keep your hands as clean as possible!

1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold is OK), and apply soap.

2. Lather your hands with the soap. Don't forget the backs of your hands, between  your fingers, and under your nails.

3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. (Tip: sing the song Happy Birthday twice!)

4. Rinse your hands under clean, running water. (If you can, turn off the faucet with a clean paper towel.)

5. Dry your hands with a clean towel or air dry them.

Bonus: If you can use a clean paper towel to open the bathroom door, even better!

What about hand sanitizer?

Washing hands with soap and water is best, but if that's not possible, hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol content) will get rid of most germs. Apply the hand sanitizer to the palm of one hand and rub your hands together, over all of the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry.