Hamilton & District Extend-A-Family spent this past Saturday afternoon at the Kool Klay Kafe, in Dundas. Some of us entered this time feeling tuckered out and some of us began with some anxiety, overwhelmed by a room full of new people, sights, and sounds. But, we all settled in to enjoy our time together, using our creative energy and sharing words of encouragement. It ended up being a great way to spend an afternoon! We all enjoyed meeting our two newest volunteers, Kristina and Brian. Welcome!
A wonderful family came in toward the end of the afternoon, once most of our friends had finished up. The oldest son in this family has a diagnosis of ASD. At one point, he seemed to notice a man who was looking right at him. This boy looked right at him and asked what colour his eyes were. The man replied that his eyes were brown. "Just like yours," he added. "Just like yours," our friend said with a smile. The man left with a smile, too. Here are some of our creations, as varied and colourful as the people who made them!