Our first ever Friends Across Nations (FAN) Playgroup kicked off on September 18th. The kids got to enjoy a Teddy Bear Picnic, and thanks to generous donations from members of Love and Lift, Inc., each child was able to take home their very own teddy bear. It warmed my heart to see the kids faces light up as they played with their teddy bears during our "picnic" and then have a dance party with their bears. It was wonderful to see moms from different backgrounds jump right into conversations, and be able to connect while sharing in the joy of seeing our kids have fun together. It was a beautiful day, and I look forward to the friendships that will begin to blossom as our first session continues into the coming months.
-Hilary (FAN Playgroup Leader)