Name of Organization: S & S Parenting Services Inc
Estimate of Number of Volunteer Hours for 2023: 500
Summary of organization’s accomplishments
Provided Triple P parenting classes free of charge for six (6) parents; held first annual fundraising gala in July 2023; held fundraising raffle in the community; donated school supplies and assisted with back to school event with Next In Line Community Outreach program; participated in Bready Bear event with DSS; participated in Trunk Or Treat event with Greenville Recreation & Parks
Year founded: 2023
Describe your agency’s work:
We provide Triple P parenting classes for parents involved with, or at risk for involvement with, Child Protective Services; create a Parent’s Pantry to assist needy families with household and other material needs.
What motivates you to serve?
Working with families in the child protective services field for 28 years I saw that children needed positive and supportive interaction from their parents to be able to cope with everyday stressors. The love of seeing families be successful in all that they do.
How has your work touched the lives of youth and others in your community
I have helped them have a better and positive relationship with their parents and peers.
Do you have a personal motto or Bible verse that guides your life?
Positive parents help make positive children. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Describe your family: (spouse, children, etc.)
I am the youngest of nine children. I’m a divorced mother of one grown son. My son and I have a strong and close bond. We travel and attend sporting events together.
What advice would you offer to others wanting to serve?
It takes a lot of work and you will work hard but it can be done. It will be worth it at the end.