Contact: Sarah Vogelsang-Card, Operations Director
Photo: Weathersfield School 3rd and 4th Grade with Karen Sharpwolf from Puppets in Education.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Sponsored Bully Prevention & Empathy Building Programs at Weathersfield School
“Lies can hurt in a way that you wouldn’t know unless you had experienced it.”
5th Grade student
Burlington, Vermont-based nonprofit Puppets in Education (PiE) received funding from Ronald McDonald House Charities to support a full day of Bully Prevention and Empathy Building programs for Weathersfield School in Ascutney, VT last Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Students shared their experiences, asked for help in stopping bullying, learned tips and tools to keep themselves and others safe while becoming a caring bystander. It was a powerful day and these empathy building presentations provided a foundation to promote acceptance and to help build friendships.
Since 1974, RMHC has created programs that strengthen families during difficult times. RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. Core RMHC programs – Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles – provide access to health care and enable family-centered care. RMHC has helped lessen the burden for more than 7 million families in 2015. The network of local Chapters has been making children happier and healthier by keeping families close – giving them a place to rest and refresh. A place that feels like home. RMHC programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in more than 63 countries and regions across the globe.
Puppets in Education is in its 35th year serving over 10,000 children and adults annually. PiE began as Kids on the Block-Vermont in 1982 with four puppets and has now grown to deliver 23 programs addressing many societal concerns, including bullying, abuse, childhood obesity, mental health, drug use and other topics.
For more information: www.PuppetsInEducation.org or www.RMHC.org
Sarah Vogelsang-Card Operations Director Puppets in Education including Kids on the Block-Vermont & Friend 2 Friend Programs-Vermont Suite 125 294 N. Winooski Ave. Burlington, VT 05401 Phone: (802) 860-3349 Fax: (802) 860-4395 www.PuppetsInEducation.org Puppets in Education, Inc. teaches children how to keep themselves safe and healthy
and to appreciate each other's differences. We do this through educational programs
for children and adults that utilize life-sized puppets who model effective leadership
and problem-solving skills and demonstrate respect, compassion and inclusion in a