Sending kids back to school in style
How Solvay volunteers helped children heal and prepare for the future
Solvay Houston employees donated backpacks and back-to-school supplies to support the efforts of the Children’s Assessment Center, which provides treatment to sexually abused children and their families. The center serves as an advocate for all children in the community.
Members of the Houston Site Activities Committee volunteered to help at the center when the backpacks were distributed during a back-to-school carnival and party. The volunteers assisted with the activities, which included games, face-painting, good food, and haircuts. The center had arranged for barbers and hairstylists to send the kids back to school in style with fresh, new haircuts.
Among the Solvay volunteers were Shannon Adlong, Lisa Boren, and Karen Rivers all on hand to provide help at the beanbag throw, the prize distribution, and the bucket toss.
"It truly touched my heart to see the smiles on these children's faces knowing what they have been through. It just goes to prove that you can find the strength to overcome anything. God bless this facility and the workers who work hard to give these children a safe haven."
Shannon Adlong Executive Assistant