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Minimum Age Requirement Doesn't Stop White Oaks Twins

The San Carlos sisters brought caring words and art to the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Help Center.

[The following was submitted by Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County. Do you know of someone in the community who receives a special shout-out on San Carlos Patch? Email the editor at joan.dentler@patch.com.]

Twin 4th graders at White Oaks Elementary School in San Carlos wanted to help St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP).

Sammy and Carly Ramacher wanted to serve at SVdP’s Homeless Help Center, but because students must be in at least eighth grade to volunteer on site, they decided to gather their friends and make Easter signs and cards for our homeless brothers and sisters.

They shared, “We think that this organization is worthwhile and want to give back to our community.”  Sammy and Carly came by to drop off their beautiful, caring works of art and visit the Homeless Help Center in San Mateo. 

The girls' curiosity and concern was apparent as they “interviewed” staff with questions from their notebook to learn that SVdP’s Homeless Help Centers  has over 1,100 volunteers and makes over 11,000 (almost 12,000) home visits a year.

The sisters diligently took notes to put into a report that they will bring back to their school and share with their classmates.

The girls thoughtfulness and compassion  will certainly brighten the day of our brothers and sisters in need, as it did ours. 

Thank you Carly and Sammy!

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Susan Swope March 04, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Bravo Carly and Sammy!

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