She recalled an experience after the last class of one of the sessions at Fort Pitt Elementary. As the volunteers and children were saying goodbye, one boy asked if he could give her a hug.
“Before I knew it, they all lined up to give me a hug. You feel like the winner of the old TV show ‘Queen for a Day.’ ”
Making a Difference
Here’s where to get more information about becoming an Active Generations volunteer:
Escondido: Carolyn Collins, 760-839-4048 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles: Rosa Aguirre, 323-291-3414 or email@example.com
San Diego: Kim Haedrich, 619-574-0674 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Indianapolis: Mary Dorney, 317-253-1951 or email@example.com
St. Louis: Candice Arriola, 314-862-4859 x21 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pittsburgh: Shirley Fisher, 412-232-2023 or email@example.com
Suzanne Tobin is an editor for the AARP Bulletin.