Standing Dog Volunteers at Mi Escuelita

Standing Dog volunteered at Mi Escuelita, a non-profit organization that offers education to low-income and at-risk children. Here’s what we discovered.

This year, many of the workers at Standing Dog took the time out of their busy function day to volunteer for a couple of hours in our nearby neighborhood. The group spent the majority of the day volunteering at Mi Escuelita Preschool, a non-profit organization that provides early childhood education to low-income and at-risk kids in the Dallas area. The staff and volunteers at Mi Escuelita not just educate English to Hispanic children however they also help to instill the social abilities required to be successful in and out in the classroom. We owe a huge due to the Entrepreneurs for North Texas (ENFT) for organizing the occasion.

We didn’t know what to expect before we got there, but we came armed with goodie bags, craft supplies and more juice boxes and fruit snacks than we knew what to do with. What we didn’t expect was to be greeted with hugs and “I adore you”s from 3-, 4- and 5-years-olds smiling so large their ears should have hurt. That is exactly what happened and it was the perfect begin to our morning.

We spent the morning helping the kids make Christmas ornaments out of tree- and stocking-shaped foam cut outs, glitter and foam stickers of candy canes, presents, reindeer and gingerbread men. Whilst crafting, the kids told us what they wanted for Christmas (Dora the Explorer toys) and asked us if we’d read to them later on (obviously!). Some of them hummed the tune to Feliz Navidad while they put the finishing touches on their ornaments.