Our mission is to assist, serve, and support those who are in need in our community, develop leadership skills among our membership, and promote mother-son relationships. 

Cedar Park Chapter – First Ultimate Gift Project 2016

Heidi Holguin's picture
Wed, 10/19/2016 - 18:58 -- Heidi Holguin

The Cedar Park chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), chose to make a transformational impact at The Settlement Home for Children in Austin through the philanthropy, Hopefully Sow — a service ministry whose mission is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care. They strive to sow these seeds through experiences, meeting tangible needs and providing opportunities beyond the system. 

 

Through Hopefully Sow, YMSL Cedar Park discovered an opportunity to support The Settlement Home, by assisting them in their efforts to promote health and fitness in their youth. One of the many goals for these children is to create an understanding of how to develop life-long habits, coping skills and an outlet to express creativity through health and wellness. Consistent outdoor recreation and an all-girls running club are key areas in which have aided these children to achieve these goals. Not only do the girls have Physical Education on-site, but they also have the opportunity to participate in a running club once a week at The Settlement Home's campus track.  The girls and volunteers are able to train together for various 5K races throughout the community. This fabulous program provides the girls with an opportunity to set a target, encourage each other, participate in a positive community event and reach that goal, giving them an outlet to celebrate an achievement. It’s these small wins that help create confidence and hope which can lead to big successes in their life.

 

Supporting the efforts of The Settlement Home proved to be a perfect match for the chapter’s first Ultimate Gift. The girl’s training track, field and outdoor area was in need of multiple updates and new equipment to provide comfortable and safe grounds during various outdoor activities. The Settlement Home's operations director, William Metz shared his vision and the benefits of how a shade structure would also make an impact by allowing the girls, during their outside class time, to rest beneath this structure all together versus being separated while some seek shade under the trees, which is typically away from the group's activities. 

 

On October 1-2, 2016, 99 YMSL moms and sons with eight non-YMSL members including sponsors and fathers collectively served over 250 hours (198 YMSL hours). The project included trimming trees, adding mulch to the butterfly garden, removing weeds, repairing damages and leveling the quarter mile running track. The chapter was able to provide and construct a new shade structure and three new stained picnic tables. With assistance from our amazing community sponsors, a basketball hoop and ball, two pumps, five bikes helmets, a water cooler station and pop up tent for additional shade during PE, games, events or races was provided. YMSL mom, Amy Wahman shared her favorite part of the project, "seeing a sweet teenage girl (resident of the Settlement Home) watching, perched on a swing from afar, our team of moms and sons transform their outdoor space... thankful to get a glimpse of the young ladies we are caring for with this Ultimate Gift Project!"

 

The young men and moms of the Cedar Park chapter will be forever grateful for this opportunity. 2016-17 Ultimate Gift Chairman, Meredith Gabbitas said it best, "Our project was big...our hearts are big, and the transformational impact will last a lifetime for some of these girls!”

By Shannon Lombardo, 2016-17 Communications Committee

 

 

 

Category: 
//echo $content['body']['#object']->body['und'][0]['value'];
Array
(
    [#printed] => 1
    [links] => Array
        (
            [#theme] => links__node
            [#pre_render] => Array
                (
                    [0] => drupal_pre_render_links
                )

            [#attributes] => Array
                (
                    [class] => Array
                        (
                            [0] => links
                            [1] => inline
                        )

                )

            [node] => Array
                (
                    [#theme] => links__node__node
                    [#links] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [#attributes] => Array
                        (
                            [class] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => links
                                    [1] => inline
                                )

                        )

                )

            [comment] => Array
                (
                    [#theme] => links__node__comment
                    [#links] => Array
                        (
                            [comment_forbidden] => Array
                                (
                                    [title] => Log in to post comments
                                    [html] => 1
                                )

                        )

                    [#attributes] => Array
                        (
                            [class] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => links
                                    [1] => inline
                                )

                        )

                )

            [#printed] => 1
        )

    [comments] => Array
        (
            [#printed] => 1
        )

    [field_image] => Array
        (
            [#theme] => field
            [#weight] => 0
            [#title] => Image
            [#access] => 1
            [#label_display] => hidden
            [#view_mode] => full
            [#language] => und
            [#field_name] => field_image
            [#field_type] => image
            [#field_translatable] => 0
            [#entity_type] => node
            [#bundle] => article
            [#object] => stdClass Object
                (
                    [vid] => 231
                    [uid] => 11578
                    [title] => Cedar Park Chapter – First Ultimate Gift Project 2016
                    [log] => 
                    [status] => 1
                    [comment] => 2
                    [promote] => 0
                    [sticky] => 0
                    [nid] => 231
                    [type] => article
                    [language] => und
                    [created] => 1476928728
                    [changed] => 1476928728
                    [tnid] => 0
                    [translate] => 0
                    [revision_timestamp] => 1476928728
                    [revision_uid] => 11578
                    [body] => Array
                        (
                            [und] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => Array
                                        (
                                            [value] => 

The Cedar Park chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), chose to make a transformational impact at The Settlement Home for Children in Austin through the philanthropy, Hopefully Sow — a service ministry whose mission is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care. They strive to sow these seeds through experiences, meeting tangible needs and providing opportunities beyond the system. 

 

Through Hopefully Sow, YMSL Cedar Park discovered an opportunity to support The Settlement Home, by assisting them in their efforts to promote health and fitness in their youth. One of the many goals for these children is to create an understanding of how to develop life-long habits, coping skills and an outlet to express creativity through health and wellness. Consistent outdoor recreation and an all-girls running club are key areas in which have aided these children to achieve these goals. Not only do the girls have Physical Education on-site, but they also have the opportunity to participate in a running club once a week at The Settlement Home's campus track.  The girls and volunteers are able to train together for various 5K races throughout the community. This fabulous program provides the girls with an opportunity to set a target, encourage each other, participate in a positive community event and reach that goal, giving them an outlet to celebrate an achievement. It’s these small wins that help create confidence and hope which can lead to big successes in their life.

 

Supporting the efforts of The Settlement Home proved to be a perfect match for the chapter’s first Ultimate Gift. The girl’s training track, field and outdoor area was in need of multiple updates and new equipment to provide comfortable and safe grounds during various outdoor activities. The Settlement Home's operations director, William Metz shared his vision and the benefits of how a shade structure would also make an impact by allowing the girls, during their outside class time, to rest beneath this structure all together versus being separated while some seek shade under the trees, which is typically away from the group's activities. 

 

On October 1-2, 2016, 99 YMSL moms and sons with eight non-YMSL members including sponsors and fathers collectively served over 250 hours (198 YMSL hours). The project included trimming trees, adding mulch to the butterfly garden, removing weeds, repairing damages and leveling the quarter mile running track. The chapter was able to provide and construct a new shade structure and three new stained picnic tables. With assistance from our amazing community sponsors, a basketball hoop and ball, two pumps, five bikes helmets, a water cooler station and pop up tent for additional shade during PE, games, events or races was provided. YMSL mom, Amy Wahman shared her favorite part of the project, "seeing a sweet teenage girl (resident of the Settlement Home) watching, perched on a swing from afar, our team of moms and sons transform their outdoor space... thankful to get a glimpse of the young ladies we are caring for with this Ultimate Gift Project!"

 

The young men and moms of the Cedar Park chapter will be forever grateful for this opportunity. 2016-17 Ultimate Gift Chairman, Meredith Gabbitas said it best, "Our project was big...our hearts are big, and the transformational impact will last a lifetime for some of these girls!”

By Shannon Lombardo, 2016-17 Communications Committee

 

 

 

[summary] => [format] => full_html [safe_value] =>

The Cedar Park chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), chose to make a transformational impact at The Settlement Home for Children in Austin through the philanthropy, Hopefully Sow — a service ministry whose mission is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care. They strive to sow these seeds through experiences, meeting tangible needs and providing opportunities beyond the system. 

 

Through Hopefully Sow, YMSL Cedar Park discovered an opportunity to support The Settlement Home, by assisting them in their efforts to promote health and fitness in their youth. One of the many goals for these children is to create an understanding of how to develop life-long habits, coping skills and an outlet to express creativity through health and wellness. Consistent outdoor recreation and an all-girls running club are key areas in which have aided these children to achieve these goals. Not only do the girls have Physical Education on-site, but they also have the opportunity to participate in a running club once a week at The Settlement Home's campus track.  The girls and volunteers are able to train together for various 5K races throughout the community. This fabulous program provides the girls with an opportunity to set a target, encourage each other, participate in a positive community event and reach that goal, giving them an outlet to celebrate an achievement. It’s these small wins that help create confidence and hope which can lead to big successes in their life.

 

Supporting the efforts of The Settlement Home proved to be a perfect match for the chapter’s first Ultimate Gift. The girl’s training track, field and outdoor area was in need of multiple updates and new equipment to provide comfortable and safe grounds during various outdoor activities. The Settlement Home's operations director, William Metz shared his vision and the benefits of how a shade structure would also make an impact by allowing the girls, during their outside class time, to rest beneath this structure all together versus being separated while some seek shade under the trees, which is typically away from the group's activities. 

 

On October 1-2, 2016, 99 YMSL moms and sons with eight non-YMSL members including sponsors and fathers collectively served over 250 hours (198 YMSL hours). The project included trimming trees, adding mulch to the butterfly garden, removing weeds, repairing damages and leveling the quarter mile running track. The chapter was able to provide and construct a new shade structure and three new stained picnic tables. With assistance from our amazing community sponsors, a basketball hoop and ball, two pumps, five bikes helmets, a water cooler station and pop up tent for additional shade during PE, games, events or races was provided. YMSL mom, Amy Wahman shared her favorite part of the project, "seeing a sweet teenage girl (resident of the Settlement Home) watching, perched on a swing from afar, our team of moms and sons transform their outdoor space... thankful to get a glimpse of the young ladies we are caring for with this Ultimate Gift Project!"

 

The young men and moms of the Cedar Park chapter will be forever grateful for this opportunity. 2016-17 Ultimate Gift Chairman, Meredith Gabbitas said it best, "Our project was big...our hearts are big, and the transformational impact will last a lifetime for some of these girls!”

By Shannon Lombardo, 2016-17 Communications Committee

 

 

 

[safe_summary] => ) ) ) [field_tags] => Array ( ) [field_image] => Array ( [und] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [fid] => 249 [uid] => 11578 [filename] => 2016 YMSL CP UG Project Pic 1.jpg [uri] => public://field/image/2016 YMSL CP UG Project Pic 1.jpg [filemime] => image/jpeg [filesize] => 166548 [status] => 1 [timestamp] => 1476928728 [rdf_mapping] => Array ( ) [alt] => [title] => [width] => 960 [height] => 960 ) ) ) [field_category] => Array ( [und] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [tid] => 15 [taxonomy_term] => stdClass Object ( [tid] => 15 [vid] => 2 [name] => Ultimate Gift [description] => [format] => full_html [weight] => 0 [vocabulary_machine_name] => news_announcements [rdf_mapping] => Array ( [rdftype] => Array ( [0] => skos:Concept ) [name] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => rdfs:label [1] => skos:prefLabel ) ) [description] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:definition ) ) [vid] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:inScheme ) [type] => rel ) [parent] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:broader ) [type] => rel ) ) ) ) ) ) [rdf_mapping] => Array ( [field_image] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => og:image [1] => rdfs:seeAlso ) [type] => rel ) [field_tags] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => dc:subject ) [type] => rel ) [rdftype] => Array ( [0] => sioc:Item [1] => foaf:Document ) [title] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => dc:title ) ) [created] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => dc:date [1] => dc:created ) [datatype] => xsd:dateTime [callback] => date_iso8601 ) [changed] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => dc:modified ) [datatype] => xsd:dateTime [callback] => date_iso8601 ) [body] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => content:encoded ) ) [uid] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => sioc:has_creator ) [type] => rel ) [name] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => foaf:name ) ) [comment_count] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => sioc:num_replies ) [datatype] => xsd:integer ) [last_activity] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => sioc:last_activity_date ) [datatype] => xsd:dateTime [callback] => date_iso8601 ) ) [path] => Array ( [pathauto] => 1 ) [cid] => 0 [last_comment_timestamp] => 1476928728 [last_comment_name] => [last_comment_uid] => 11578 [comment_count] => 0 [name] => Heidi Holguin [picture] => stdClass Object ( [fid] => 213 [uid] => 11578 [filename] => picture-11578-1443045048.jpg [uri] => public://pictures/picture-11578-1443045048.jpg [filemime] => image/jpeg [filesize] => 62815 [status] => 1 [timestamp] => 1443045048 [rdf_mapping] => Array ( ) ) [data] => a:1:{s:7:"overlay";i:1;} [entity_view_prepared] => 1 ) [#items] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [fid] => 249 [uid] => 11578 [filename] => 2016 YMSL CP UG Project Pic 1.jpg [uri] => public://field/image/2016 YMSL CP UG Project Pic 1.jpg [filemime] => image/jpeg [filesize] => 166548 [status] => 1 [timestamp] => 1476928728 [rdf_mapping] => Array ( ) [alt] => [title] => [width] => 960 [height] => 960 ) ) [#formatter] => image [0] => Array ( [#theme] => image_formatter [#item] => Array ( [fid] => 249 [uid] => 11578 [filename] => 2016 YMSL CP UG Project Pic 1.jpg [uri] => public://field/image/2016 YMSL CP UG Project Pic 1.jpg [filemime] => image/jpeg [filesize] => 166548 [status] => 1 [timestamp] => 1476928728 [rdf_mapping] => Array ( ) [alt] => [title] => [width] => 960 [height] => 960 ) [#image_style] => large [#path] => ) [#children] =>
[#printed] => 1 ) [body] => Array ( [#theme] => field [#weight] => 1 [#title] => Body [#access] => 1 [#label_display] => hidden [#view_mode] => full [#language] => und [#field_name] => body [#field_type] => text_with_summary [#field_translatable] => 0 [#entity_type] => node [#bundle] => article [#object] => stdClass Object ( [vid] => 231 [uid] => 11578 [title] => Cedar Park Chapter – First Ultimate Gift Project 2016 [log] => [status] => 1 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 0 [sticky] => 0 [nid] => 231 [type] => article [language] => und [created] => 1476928728 [changed] => 1476928728 [tnid] => 0 [translate] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1476928728 [revision_uid] => 11578 [body] => Array ( [und] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [value] =>

The Cedar Park chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), chose to make a transformational impact at The Settlement Home for Children in Austin through the philanthropy, Hopefully Sow — a service ministry whose mission is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care. They strive to sow these seeds through experiences, meeting tangible needs and providing opportunities beyond the system. 

 

Through Hopefully Sow, YMSL Cedar Park discovered an opportunity to support The Settlement Home, by assisting them in their efforts to promote health and fitness in their youth. One of the many goals for these children is to create an understanding of how to develop life-long habits, coping skills and an outlet to express creativity through health and wellness. Consistent outdoor recreation and an all-girls running club are key areas in which have aided these children to achieve these goals. Not only do the girls have Physical Education on-site, but they also have the opportunity to participate in a running club once a week at The Settlement Home's campus track.  The girls and volunteers are able to train together for various 5K races throughout the community. This fabulous program provides the girls with an opportunity to set a target, encourage each other, participate in a positive community event and reach that goal, giving them an outlet to celebrate an achievement. It’s these small wins that help create confidence and hope which can lead to big successes in their life.

 

Supporting the efforts of The Settlement Home proved to be a perfect match for the chapter’s first Ultimate Gift. The girl’s training track, field and outdoor area was in need of multiple updates and new equipment to provide comfortable and safe grounds during various outdoor activities. The Settlement Home's operations director, William Metz shared his vision and the benefits of how a shade structure would also make an impact by allowing the girls, during their outside class time, to rest beneath this structure all together versus being separated while some seek shade under the trees, which is typically away from the group's activities. 

 

On October 1-2, 2016, 99 YMSL moms and sons with eight non-YMSL members including sponsors and fathers collectively served over 250 hours (198 YMSL hours). The project included trimming trees, adding mulch to the butterfly garden, removing weeds, repairing damages and leveling the quarter mile running track. The chapter was able to provide and construct a new shade structure and three new stained picnic tables. With assistance from our amazing community sponsors, a basketball hoop and ball, two pumps, five bikes helmets, a water cooler station and pop up tent for additional shade during PE, games, events or races was provided. YMSL mom, Amy Wahman shared her favorite part of the project, "seeing a sweet teenage girl (resident of the Settlement Home) watching, perched on a swing from afar, our team of moms and sons transform their outdoor space... thankful to get a glimpse of the young ladies we are caring for with this Ultimate Gift Project!"

 

The young men and moms of the Cedar Park chapter will be forever grateful for this opportunity. 2016-17 Ultimate Gift Chairman, Meredith Gabbitas said it best, "Our project was big...our hearts are big, and the transformational impact will last a lifetime for some of these girls!”

By Shannon Lombardo, 2016-17 Communications Committee

 

 

 

[summary] => [format] => full_html [safe_value] =>

The Cedar Park chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), chose to make a transformational impact at The Settlement Home for Children in Austin through the philanthropy, Hopefully Sow — a service ministry whose mission is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care. They strive to sow these seeds through experiences, meeting tangible needs and providing opportunities beyond the system. 

 

Through Hopefully Sow, YMSL Cedar Park discovered an opportunity to support The Settlement Home, by assisting them in their efforts to promote health and fitness in their youth. One of the many goals for these children is to create an understanding of how to develop life-long habits, coping skills and an outlet to express creativity through health and wellness. Consistent outdoor recreation and an all-girls running club are key areas in which have aided these children to achieve these goals. Not only do the girls have Physical Education on-site, but they also have the opportunity to participate in a running club once a week at The Settlement Home's campus track.  The girls and volunteers are able to train together for various 5K races throughout the community. This fabulous program provides the girls with an opportunity to set a target, encourage each other, participate in a positive community event and reach that goal, giving them an outlet to celebrate an achievement. It’s these small wins that help create confidence and hope which can lead to big successes in their life.

 

Supporting the efforts of The Settlement Home proved to be a perfect match for the chapter’s first Ultimate Gift. The girl’s training track, field and outdoor area was in need of multiple updates and new equipment to provide comfortable and safe grounds during various outdoor activities. The Settlement Home's operations director, William Metz shared his vision and the benefits of how a shade structure would also make an impact by allowing the girls, during their outside class time, to rest beneath this structure all together versus being separated while some seek shade under the trees, which is typically away from the group's activities. 

 

On October 1-2, 2016, 99 YMSL moms and sons with eight non-YMSL members including sponsors and fathers collectively served over 250 hours (198 YMSL hours). The project included trimming trees, adding mulch to the butterfly garden, removing weeds, repairing damages and leveling the quarter mile running track. The chapter was able to provide and construct a new shade structure and three new stained picnic tables. With assistance from our amazing community sponsors, a basketball hoop and ball, two pumps, five bikes helmets, a water cooler station and pop up tent for additional shade during PE, games, events or races was provided. YMSL mom, Amy Wahman shared her favorite part of the project, "seeing a sweet teenage girl (resident of the Settlement Home) watching, perched on a swing from afar, our team of moms and sons transform their outdoor space... thankful to get a glimpse of the young ladies we are caring for with this Ultimate Gift Project!"

 

The young men and moms of the Cedar Park chapter will be forever grateful for this opportunity. 2016-17 Ultimate Gift Chairman, Meredith Gabbitas said it best, "Our project was big...our hearts are big, and the transformational impact will last a lifetime for some of these girls!”

By Shannon Lombardo, 2016-17 Communications Committee

 

 

 

[safe_summary] => ) ) ) [field_tags] => Array ( ) [field_image] => Array ( [und] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [fid] => 249 [uid] => 11578 [filename] => 2016 YMSL CP UG Project Pic 1.jpg [uri] => public://field/image/2016 YMSL CP UG Project Pic 1.jpg [filemime] => image/jpeg [filesize] => 166548 [status] => 1 [timestamp] => 1476928728 [rdf_mapping] => Array ( ) [alt] => [title] => [width] => 960 [height] => 960 ) ) ) [field_category] => Array ( [und] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [tid] => 15 [taxonomy_term] => stdClass Object ( [tid] => 15 [vid] => 2 [name] => Ultimate Gift [description] => [format] => full_html [weight] => 0 [vocabulary_machine_name] => news_announcements [rdf_mapping] => Array ( [rdftype] => Array ( [0] => skos:Concept ) [name] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => rdfs:label [1] => skos:prefLabel ) ) [description] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:definition ) ) [vid] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:inScheme ) [type] => rel ) [parent] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:broader ) [type] => rel ) ) ) ) ) ) [rdf_mapping] => Array ( [field_image] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => og:image [1] => rdfs:seeAlso ) [type] => rel ) [field_tags] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => dc:subject ) [type] => rel ) [rdftype] => Array ( [0] => sioc:Item [1] => foaf:Document ) [title] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => dc:title ) ) [created] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => dc:date [1] => dc:created ) [datatype] => xsd:dateTime [callback] => date_iso8601 ) [changed] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => dc:modified ) [datatype] => xsd:dateTime [callback] => date_iso8601 ) [body] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => content:encoded ) ) [uid] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => sioc:has_creator ) [type] => rel ) [name] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => foaf:name ) ) [comment_count] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => sioc:num_replies ) [datatype] => xsd:integer ) [last_activity] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => sioc:last_activity_date ) [datatype] => xsd:dateTime [callback] => date_iso8601 ) ) [path] => Array ( [pathauto] => 1 ) [cid] => 0 [last_comment_timestamp] => 1476928728 [last_comment_name] => [last_comment_uid] => 11578 [comment_count] => 0 [name] => Heidi Holguin [picture] => stdClass Object ( [fid] => 213 [uid] => 11578 [filename] => picture-11578-1443045048.jpg [uri] => public://pictures/picture-11578-1443045048.jpg [filemime] => image/jpeg [filesize] => 62815 [status] => 1 [timestamp] => 1443045048 [rdf_mapping] => Array ( ) ) [data] => a:1:{s:7:"overlay";i:1;} [entity_view_prepared] => 1 ) [#items] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [value] =>

The Cedar Park chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), chose to make a transformational impact at The Settlement Home for Children in Austin through the philanthropy, Hopefully Sow — a service ministry whose mission is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care. They strive to sow these seeds through experiences, meeting tangible needs and providing opportunities beyond the system. 

 

Through Hopefully Sow, YMSL Cedar Park discovered an opportunity to support The Settlement Home, by assisting them in their efforts to promote health and fitness in their youth. One of the many goals for these children is to create an understanding of how to develop life-long habits, coping skills and an outlet to express creativity through health and wellness. Consistent outdoor recreation and an all-girls running club are key areas in which have aided these children to achieve these goals. Not only do the girls have Physical Education on-site, but they also have the opportunity to participate in a running club once a week at The Settlement Home's campus track.  The girls and volunteers are able to train together for various 5K races throughout the community. This fabulous program provides the girls with an opportunity to set a target, encourage each other, participate in a positive community event and reach that goal, giving them an outlet to celebrate an achievement. It’s these small wins that help create confidence and hope which can lead to big successes in their life.

 

Supporting the efforts of The Settlement Home proved to be a perfect match for the chapter’s first Ultimate Gift. The girl’s training track, field and outdoor area was in need of multiple updates and new equipment to provide comfortable and safe grounds during various outdoor activities. The Settlement Home's operations director, William Metz shared his vision and the benefits of how a shade structure would also make an impact by allowing the girls, during their outside class time, to rest beneath this structure all together versus being separated while some seek shade under the trees, which is typically away from the group's activities. 

 

On October 1-2, 2016, 99 YMSL moms and sons with eight non-YMSL members including sponsors and fathers collectively served over 250 hours (198 YMSL hours). The project included trimming trees, adding mulch to the butterfly garden, removing weeds, repairing damages and leveling the quarter mile running track. The chapter was able to provide and construct a new shade structure and three new stained picnic tables. With assistance from our amazing community sponsors, a basketball hoop and ball, two pumps, five bikes helmets, a water cooler station and pop up tent for additional shade during PE, games, events or races was provided. YMSL mom, Amy Wahman shared her favorite part of the project, "seeing a sweet teenage girl (resident of the Settlement Home) watching, perched on a swing from afar, our team of moms and sons transform their outdoor space... thankful to get a glimpse of the young ladies we are caring for with this Ultimate Gift Project!"

 

The young men and moms of the Cedar Park chapter will be forever grateful for this opportunity. 2016-17 Ultimate Gift Chairman, Meredith Gabbitas said it best, "Our project was big...our hearts are big, and the transformational impact will last a lifetime for some of these girls!”

By Shannon Lombardo, 2016-17 Communications Committee

 

 

 

[summary] => [format] => full_html [safe_value] =>

The Cedar Park chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), chose to make a transformational impact at The Settlement Home for Children in Austin through the philanthropy, Hopefully Sow — a service ministry whose mission is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care. They strive to sow these seeds through experiences, meeting tangible needs and providing opportunities beyond the system. 

 

Through Hopefully Sow, YMSL Cedar Park discovered an opportunity to support The Settlement Home, by assisting them in their efforts to promote health and fitness in their youth. One of the many goals for these children is to create an understanding of how to develop life-long habits, coping skills and an outlet to express creativity through health and wellness. Consistent outdoor recreation and an all-girls running club are key areas in which have aided these children to achieve these goals. Not only do the girls have Physical Education on-site, but they also have the opportunity to participate in a running club once a week at The Settlement Home's campus track.  The girls and volunteers are able to train together for various 5K races throughout the community. This fabulous program provides the girls with an opportunity to set a target, encourage each other, participate in a positive community event and reach that goal, giving them an outlet to celebrate an achievement. It’s these small wins that help create confidence and hope which can lead to big successes in their life.

 

Supporting the efforts of The Settlement Home proved to be a perfect match for the chapter’s first Ultimate Gift. The girl’s training track, field and outdoor area was in need of multiple updates and new equipment to provide comfortable and safe grounds during various outdoor activities. The Settlement Home's operations director, William Metz shared his vision and the benefits of how a shade structure would also make an impact by allowing the girls, during their outside class time, to rest beneath this structure all together versus being separated while some seek shade under the trees, which is typically away from the group's activities. 

 

On October 1-2, 2016, 99 YMSL moms and sons with eight non-YMSL members including sponsors and fathers collectively served over 250 hours (198 YMSL hours). The project included trimming trees, adding mulch to the butterfly garden, removing weeds, repairing damages and leveling the quarter mile running track. The chapter was able to provide and construct a new shade structure and three new stained picnic tables. With assistance from our amazing community sponsors, a basketball hoop and ball, two pumps, five bikes helmets, a water cooler station and pop up tent for additional shade during PE, games, events or races was provided. YMSL mom, Amy Wahman shared her favorite part of the project, "seeing a sweet teenage girl (resident of the Settlement Home) watching, perched on a swing from afar, our team of moms and sons transform their outdoor space... thankful to get a glimpse of the young ladies we are caring for with this Ultimate Gift Project!"

 

The young men and moms of the Cedar Park chapter will be forever grateful for this opportunity. 2016-17 Ultimate Gift Chairman, Meredith Gabbitas said it best, "Our project was big...our hearts are big, and the transformational impact will last a lifetime for some of these girls!”

By Shannon Lombardo, 2016-17 Communications Committee

 

 

 

[safe_summary] => ) ) [#formatter] => text_default [0] => Array ( [#markup] =>

The Cedar Park chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), chose to make a transformational impact at The Settlement Home for Children in Austin through the philanthropy, Hopefully Sow — a service ministry whose mission is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care. They strive to sow these seeds through experiences, meeting tangible needs and providing opportunities beyond the system. 

 

Through Hopefully Sow, YMSL Cedar Park discovered an opportunity to support The Settlement Home, by assisting them in their efforts to promote health and fitness in their youth. One of the many goals for these children is to create an understanding of how to develop life-long habits, coping skills and an outlet to express creativity through health and wellness. Consistent outdoor recreation and an all-girls running club are key areas in which have aided these children to achieve these goals. Not only do the girls have Physical Education on-site, but they also have the opportunity to participate in a running club once a week at The Settlement Home's campus track.  The girls and volunteers are able to train together for various 5K races throughout the community. This fabulous program provides the girls with an opportunity to set a target, encourage each other, participate in a positive community event and reach that goal, giving them an outlet to celebrate an achievement. It’s these small wins that help create confidence and hope which can lead to big successes in their life.

 

Supporting the efforts of The Settlement Home proved to be a perfect match for the chapter’s first Ultimate Gift. The girl’s training track, field and outdoor area was in need of multiple updates and new equipment to provide comfortable and safe grounds during various outdoor activities. The Settlement Home's operations director, William Metz shared his vision and the benefits of how a shade structure would also make an impact by allowing the girls, during their outside class time, to rest beneath this structure all together versus being separated while some seek shade under the trees, which is typically away from the group's activities. 

 

On October 1-2, 2016, 99 YMSL moms and sons with eight non-YMSL members including sponsors and fathers collectively served over 250 hours (198 YMSL hours). The project included trimming trees, adding mulch to the butterfly garden, removing weeds, repairing damages and leveling the quarter mile running track. The chapter was able to provide and construct a new shade structure and three new stained picnic tables. With assistance from our amazing community sponsors, a basketball hoop and ball, two pumps, five bikes helmets, a water cooler station and pop up tent for additional shade during PE, games, events or races was provided. YMSL mom, Amy Wahman shared her favorite part of the project, "seeing a sweet teenage girl (resident of the Settlement Home) watching, perched on a swing from afar, our team of moms and sons transform their outdoor space... thankful to get a glimpse of the young ladies we are caring for with this Ultimate Gift Project!"

 

The young men and moms of the Cedar Park chapter will be forever grateful for this opportunity. 2016-17 Ultimate Gift Chairman, Meredith Gabbitas said it best, "Our project was big...our hearts are big, and the transformational impact will last a lifetime for some of these girls!”

By Shannon Lombardo, 2016-17 Communications Committee

 

 

 

) [#children] =>

The Cedar Park chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), chose to make a transformational impact at The Settlement Home for Children in Austin through the philanthropy, Hopefully Sow — a service ministry whose mission is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care. They strive to sow these seeds through experiences, meeting tangible needs and providing opportunities beyond the system. 

 

Through Hopefully Sow, YMSL Cedar Park discovered an opportunity to support The Settlement Home, by assisting them in their efforts to promote health and fitness in their youth. One of the many goals for these children is to create an understanding of how to develop life-long habits, coping skills and an outlet to express creativity through health and wellness. Consistent outdoor recreation and an all-girls running club are key areas in which have aided these children to achieve these goals. Not only do the girls have Physical Education on-site, but they also have the opportunity to participate in a running club once a week at The Settlement Home's campus track.  The girls and volunteers are able to train together for various 5K races throughout the community. This fabulous program provides the girls with an opportunity to set a target, encourage each other, participate in a positive community event and reach that goal, giving them an outlet to celebrate an achievement. It’s these small wins that help create confidence and hope which can lead to big successes in their life.

 

Supporting the efforts of The Settlement Home proved to be a perfect match for the chapter’s first Ultimate Gift. The girl’s training track, field and outdoor area was in need of multiple updates and new equipment to provide comfortable and safe grounds during various outdoor activities. The Settlement Home's operations director, William Metz shared his vision and the benefits of how a shade structure would also make an impact by allowing the girls, during their outside class time, to rest beneath this structure all together versus being separated while some seek shade under the trees, which is typically away from the group's activities. 

 

On October 1-2, 2016, 99 YMSL moms and sons with eight non-YMSL members including sponsors and fathers collectively served over 250 hours (198 YMSL hours). The project included trimming trees, adding mulch to the butterfly garden, removing weeds, repairing damages and leveling the quarter mile running track. The chapter was able to provide and construct a new shade structure and three new stained picnic tables. With assistance from our amazing community sponsors, a basketball hoop and ball, two pumps, five bikes helmets, a water cooler station and pop up tent for additional shade during PE, games, events or races was provided. YMSL mom, Amy Wahman shared her favorite part of the project, "seeing a sweet teenage girl (resident of the Settlement Home) watching, perched on a swing from afar, our team of moms and sons transform their outdoor space... thankful to get a glimpse of the young ladies we are caring for with this Ultimate Gift Project!"

 

The young men and moms of the Cedar Park chapter will be forever grateful for this opportunity. 2016-17 Ultimate Gift Chairman, Meredith Gabbitas said it best, "Our project was big...our hearts are big, and the transformational impact will last a lifetime for some of these girls!”

By Shannon Lombardo, 2016-17 Communications Committee

 

 

 

[#printed] => 1 ) [field_category] => Array ( [#theme] => field [#weight] => 2 [#title] => Category [#access] => 1 [#label_display] => above [#view_mode] => full [#language] => und [#field_name] => field_category [#field_type] => taxonomy_term_reference [#field_translatable] => 0 [#entity_type] => node [#bundle] => article [#object] => stdClass Object ( [vid] => 231 [uid] => 11578 [title] => Cedar Park Chapter – First Ultimate Gift Project 2016 [log] => [status] => 1 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 0 [sticky] => 0 [nid] => 231 [type] => article [language] => und [created] => 1476928728 [changed] => 1476928728 [tnid] => 0 [translate] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1476928728 [revision_uid] => 11578 [body] => Array ( [und] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [value] =>

The Cedar Park chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), chose to make a transformational impact at The Settlement Home for Children in Austin through the philanthropy, Hopefully Sow — a service ministry whose mission is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care. They strive to sow these seeds through experiences, meeting tangible needs and providing opportunities beyond the system. 

 

Through Hopefully Sow, YMSL Cedar Park discovered an opportunity to support The Settlement Home, by assisting them in their efforts to promote health and fitness in their youth. One of the many goals for these children is to create an understanding of how to develop life-long habits, coping skills and an outlet to express creativity through health and wellness. Consistent outdoor recreation and an all-girls running club are key areas in which have aided these children to achieve these goals. Not only do the girls have Physical Education on-site, but they also have the opportunity to participate in a running club once a week at The Settlement Home's campus track.  The girls and volunteers are able to train together for various 5K races throughout the community. This fabulous program provides the girls with an opportunity to set a target, encourage each other, participate in a positive community event and reach that goal, giving them an outlet to celebrate an achievement. It’s these small wins that help create confidence and hope which can lead to big successes in their life.

 

Supporting the efforts of The Settlement Home proved to be a perfect match for the chapter’s first Ultimate Gift. The girl’s training track, field and outdoor area was in need of multiple updates and new equipment to provide comfortable and safe grounds during various outdoor activities. The Settlement Home's operations director, William Metz shared his vision and the benefits of how a shade structure would also make an impact by allowing the girls, during their outside class time, to rest beneath this structure all together versus being separated while some seek shade under the trees, which is typically away from the group's activities. 

 

On October 1-2, 2016, 99 YMSL moms and sons with eight non-YMSL members including sponsors and fathers collectively served over 250 hours (198 YMSL hours). The project included trimming trees, adding mulch to the butterfly garden, removing weeds, repairing damages and leveling the quarter mile running track. The chapter was able to provide and construct a new shade structure and three new stained picnic tables. With assistance from our amazing community sponsors, a basketball hoop and ball, two pumps, five bikes helmets, a water cooler station and pop up tent for additional shade during PE, games, events or races was provided. YMSL mom, Amy Wahman shared her favorite part of the project, "seeing a sweet teenage girl (resident of the Settlement Home) watching, perched on a swing from afar, our team of moms and sons transform their outdoor space... thankful to get a glimpse of the young ladies we are caring for with this Ultimate Gift Project!"

 

The young men and moms of the Cedar Park chapter will be forever grateful for this opportunity. 2016-17 Ultimate Gift Chairman, Meredith Gabbitas said it best, "Our project was big...our hearts are big, and the transformational impact will last a lifetime for some of these girls!”

By Shannon Lombardo, 2016-17 Communications Committee

 

 

 

[summary] => [format] => full_html [safe_value] =>

The Cedar Park chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), chose to make a transformational impact at The Settlement Home for Children in Austin through the philanthropy, Hopefully Sow — a service ministry whose mission is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care. They strive to sow these seeds through experiences, meeting tangible needs and providing opportunities beyond the system. 

 

Through Hopefully Sow, YMSL Cedar Park discovered an opportunity to support The Settlement Home, by assisting them in their efforts to promote health and fitness in their youth. One of the many goals for these children is to create an understanding of how to develop life-long habits, coping skills and an outlet to express creativity through health and wellness. Consistent outdoor recreation and an all-girls running club are key areas in which have aided these children to achieve these goals. Not only do the girls have Physical Education on-site, but they also have the opportunity to participate in a running club once a week at The Settlement Home's campus track.  The girls and volunteers are able to train together for various 5K races throughout the community. This fabulous program provides the girls with an opportunity to set a target, encourage each other, participate in a positive community event and reach that goal, giving them an outlet to celebrate an achievement. It’s these small wins that help create confidence and hope which can lead to big successes in their life.

 

Supporting the efforts of The Settlement Home proved to be a perfect match for the chapter’s first Ultimate Gift. The girl’s training track, field and outdoor area was in need of multiple updates and new equipment to provide comfortable and safe grounds during various outdoor activities. The Settlement Home's operations director, William Metz shared his vision and the benefits of how a shade structure would also make an impact by allowing the girls, during their outside class time, to rest beneath this structure all together versus being separated while some seek shade under the trees, which is typically away from the group's activities. 

 

On October 1-2, 2016, 99 YMSL moms and sons with eight non-YMSL members including sponsors and fathers collectively served over 250 hours (198 YMSL hours). The project included trimming trees, adding mulch to the butterfly garden, removing weeds, repairing damages and leveling the quarter mile running track. The chapter was able to provide and construct a new shade structure and three new stained picnic tables. With assistance from our amazing community sponsors, a basketball hoop and ball, two pumps, five bikes helmets, a water cooler station and pop up tent for additional shade during PE, games, events or races was provided. YMSL mom, Amy Wahman shared her favorite part of the project, "seeing a sweet teenage girl (resident of the Settlement Home) watching, perched on a swing from afar, our team of moms and sons transform their outdoor space... thankful to get a glimpse of the young ladies we are caring for with this Ultimate Gift Project!"

 

The young men and moms of the Cedar Park chapter will be forever grateful for this opportunity. 2016-17 Ultimate Gift Chairman, Meredith Gabbitas said it best, "Our project was big...our hearts are big, and the transformational impact will last a lifetime for some of these girls!”

By Shannon Lombardo, 2016-17 Communications Committee

 

 

 

[safe_summary] => ) ) ) [field_tags] => Array ( ) [field_image] => Array ( [und] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [fid] => 249 [uid] => 11578 [filename] => 2016 YMSL CP UG Project Pic 1.jpg [uri] => public://field/image/2016 YMSL CP UG Project Pic 1.jpg [filemime] => image/jpeg [filesize] => 166548 [status] => 1 [timestamp] => 1476928728 [rdf_mapping] => Array ( ) [alt] => [title] => [width] => 960 [height] => 960 ) ) ) [field_category] => Array ( [und] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [tid] => 15 [taxonomy_term] => stdClass Object ( [tid] => 15 [vid] => 2 [name] => Ultimate Gift [description] => [format] => full_html [weight] => 0 [vocabulary_machine_name] => news_announcements [rdf_mapping] => Array ( [rdftype] => Array ( [0] => skos:Concept ) [name] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => rdfs:label [1] => skos:prefLabel ) ) [description] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:definition ) ) [vid] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:inScheme ) [type] => rel ) [parent] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:broader ) [type] => rel ) ) ) ) ) ) [rdf_mapping] => Array ( [field_image] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => og:image [1] => rdfs:seeAlso ) [type] => rel ) [field_tags] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => dc:subject ) [type] => rel ) [rdftype] => Array ( [0] => sioc:Item [1] => foaf:Document ) [title] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => dc:title ) ) [created] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => dc:date [1] => dc:created ) [datatype] => xsd:dateTime [callback] => date_iso8601 ) [changed] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => dc:modified ) [datatype] => xsd:dateTime [callback] => date_iso8601 ) [body] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => content:encoded ) ) [uid] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => sioc:has_creator ) [type] => rel ) [name] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => foaf:name ) ) [comment_count] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => sioc:num_replies ) [datatype] => xsd:integer ) [last_activity] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => sioc:last_activity_date ) [datatype] => xsd:dateTime [callback] => date_iso8601 ) ) [path] => Array ( [pathauto] => 1 ) [cid] => 0 [last_comment_timestamp] => 1476928728 [last_comment_name] => [last_comment_uid] => 11578 [comment_count] => 0 [name] => Heidi Holguin [picture] => stdClass Object ( [fid] => 213 [uid] => 11578 [filename] => picture-11578-1443045048.jpg [uri] => public://pictures/picture-11578-1443045048.jpg [filemime] => image/jpeg [filesize] => 62815 [status] => 1 [timestamp] => 1443045048 [rdf_mapping] => Array ( ) ) [data] => a:1:{s:7:"overlay";i:1;} [entity_view_prepared] => 1 ) [#items] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [tid] => 15 [taxonomy_term] => stdClass Object ( [tid] => 15 [vid] => 2 [name] => Ultimate Gift [description] => [format] => full_html [weight] => 0 [vocabulary_machine_name] => news_announcements [rdf_mapping] => Array ( [rdftype] => Array ( [0] => skos:Concept ) [name] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => rdfs:label [1] => skos:prefLabel ) ) [description] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:definition ) ) [vid] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:inScheme ) [type] => rel ) [parent] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:broader ) [type] => rel ) ) ) ) ) [#formatter] => taxonomy_term_reference_link [0] => Array ( [#type] => link [#title] => Ultimate Gift [#href] => taxonomy/term/15 [#options] => Array ( [entity_type] => taxonomy_term [entity] => stdClass Object ( [tid] => 15 [vid] => 2 [name] => Ultimate Gift [description] => [format] => full_html [weight] => 0 [vocabulary_machine_name] => news_announcements [rdf_mapping] => Array ( [rdftype] => Array ( [0] => skos:Concept ) [name] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => rdfs:label [1] => skos:prefLabel ) ) [description] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:definition ) ) [vid] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:inScheme ) [type] => rel ) [parent] => Array ( [predicates] => Array ( [0] => skos:broader ) [type] => rel ) ) ) [attributes] => Array ( [typeof] => Array ( [0] => skos:Concept ) [property] => Array ( [0] => rdfs:label [1] => skos:prefLabel ) [datatype] => ) ) ) [#children] =>
Category: 
[#printed] => 1 ) [#sorted] => 1 [#children] =>

The Cedar Park chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), chose to make a transformational impact at The Settlement Home for Children in Austin through the philanthropy, Hopefully Sow — a service ministry whose mission is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care. They strive to sow these seeds through experiences, meeting tangible needs and providing opportunities beyond the system. 

 

Through Hopefully Sow, YMSL Cedar Park discovered an opportunity to support The Settlement Home, by assisting them in their efforts to promote health and fitness in their youth. One of the many goals for these children is to create an understanding of how to develop life-long habits, coping skills and an outlet to express creativity through health and wellness. Consistent outdoor recreation and an all-girls running club are key areas in which have aided these children to achieve these goals. Not only do the girls have Physical Education on-site, but they also have the opportunity to participate in a running club once a week at The Settlement Home's campus track.  The girls and volunteers are able to train together for various 5K races throughout the community. This fabulous program provides the girls with an opportunity to set a target, encourage each other, participate in a positive community event and reach that goal, giving them an outlet to celebrate an achievement. It’s these small wins that help create confidence and hope which can lead to big successes in their life.

 

Supporting the efforts of The Settlement Home proved to be a perfect match for the chapter’s first Ultimate Gift. The girl’s training track, field and outdoor area was in need of multiple updates and new equipment to provide comfortable and safe grounds during various outdoor activities. The Settlement Home's operations director, William Metz shared his vision and the benefits of how a shade structure would also make an impact by allowing the girls, during their outside class time, to rest beneath this structure all together versus being separated while some seek shade under the trees, which is typically away from the group's activities. 

 

On October 1-2, 2016, 99 YMSL moms and sons with eight non-YMSL members including sponsors and fathers collectively served over 250 hours (198 YMSL hours). The project included trimming trees, adding mulch to the butterfly garden, removing weeds, repairing damages and leveling the quarter mile running track. The chapter was able to provide and construct a new shade structure and three new stained picnic tables. With assistance from our amazing community sponsors, a basketball hoop and ball, two pumps, five bikes helmets, a water cooler station and pop up tent for additional shade during PE, games, events or races was provided. YMSL mom, Amy Wahman shared her favorite part of the project, "seeing a sweet teenage girl (resident of the Settlement Home) watching, perched on a swing from afar, our team of moms and sons transform their outdoor space... thankful to get a glimpse of the young ladies we are caring for with this Ultimate Gift Project!"

 

The young men and moms of the Cedar Park chapter will be forever grateful for this opportunity. 2016-17 Ultimate Gift Chairman, Meredith Gabbitas said it best, "Our project was big...our hearts are big, and the transformational impact will last a lifetime for some of these girls!”

By Shannon Lombardo, 2016-17 Communications Committee

 

 

 

Category: 
)