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 email@example.com
Los Angeles: Rosa Aguirre, 323-291-3414 or firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego: Kim Haedrich, 619-574-0674 or email@example.com
Indianapolis: Mary Dorney, 317-253-1951 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Louis: Candice Arriola, 314-862-4859 x21 or email@example.com
Pittsburgh: Shirley Fisher, 412-232-2023 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Tobin is an editor for the AARP Bulletin.