Gaining a greater understanding

I have spent the last two years chasing my childhood dream of playing football professional. I was fortunate enough to be able to play professionally with the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League, and the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League. However, in professional sports, work isn’t always available.

With all of the uncertainty regarding my athletic career, I decided to get an internship until my next football opportunity arises. I was offered an internship with Infant Crisis Services. I was somewhat familiar with the organization, as my dad had volunteered there for several years. I had a basic understanding of what they did and how they helped the community.

However, it wasn’t until I began my internship that I gained a greater grasp of the organization, and the tremendous impact they make on the community. They provide numerous items, such as clothing, food, formula, diapers and books to babies and toddlers, who might go hungry or unclothed without their help. The amount of local babies and toddlers who have received their aid is quite astounding. In the month of August alone, they fed and diapered over a thirteen hundred babies.

It is great that parents have a place to turn when they may need assistance to provide the necessities to their babies and toddlers. It truly is a great organization with a great staff and volunteers who are very dedicated to making sure that no baby goes hungry.

Marquis Hamilton - PR Intern

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Michael wrote:
The thing is they all need an adult to help them and show them how to use them anyways. Example try sttiing down to read my 13 month old a normal book .she tried to eat it and tear the pages. She has a My first leap pad .if I sit down with her with that and she claps, and touches the things on the pages (because they make noises and talk to her) and we can actually read a whole book together. Also, she has a Care Bear that reads stories to her, and we sit down and she's so interested in the bear and listening to us (because the bear is interactive) she will read the whole book with me) Same thing with the Vsmile which she has played with at her cousin's house with me (she's getting one for Christmas). When people use them to replace their connection with their children it's disgusting. But we use them to enhance her learning and OUR connection as a family. I think it's great!

Fri, July 6, 2012 @ 1:46 PM

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