Tag: support

Cash or stuff?

Text to SpeechLately I've watched some pretty pointed and even rude videos telling people to quit giving cans of food and socks to food banks -the message is clearly, "JUST GIVE CASH!" Small non-profits like the Oak Table generally receive 2 or 3 types of donations. 1) General donations,...

Vulnerabiltiy

https://www.ispeech.orgLast week a volunteer showed our guests how to make personalized cards. Self-doubt was rampant. Many guests felt they didn't have the skills, weren't creative enough, patient enough, neat enough, or smart enough. With lots of encouragement and assurance that they would have as much help as they wanted...

Fun in the Sun!

iSpeechMany of us can remember the words, "let's go for a drive" spoken in our families. It may have included an exploration of country roads and vacated houses on a summer or autumn afternoon. It may have included a swim in a local lake, or the inevitable trip that...

I’ll be alright ….

Text to SpeechToday was one of those days where there was a lot of pain interspersed with activity and laughter of the afternoon.  Body language showed Frances Bird, a beloved guest of Oak Table wanted to talk.  When I sat down beside him he wordlessly took my hand in...

Fundraising Dinner … and the Honouree is:

Text to Speech VoicesChristine Coltart has been a supporter of Oak Table since it's beginning 37 years ago.  Over the years she has shared many a cup of coffee with guests looking for the warmth of human companionship.  In Christine, they found that and much more. Our Spring Fundraiser...