The S.O.S. Girls™ mentoring and community service program has been enthusiastically embraced by all those involved. We cherish the kind feeback from members and those to whom we serve in the community. We are especially grateful for the many volunteers that have given of their time to make this program such a success.
S.O.S. GIRLS MEMBERS:
"I loved getting to help people and make an impact."
"I appreciate my community more because I know and have seen how hard many people have to struggle."
"I am becoming more selfless, and I'm starting to care more about others and their feelings."
"At first I wasn't very confident and was embarrassed for people to even see me doing something 'Godly.' Now, it doesn't really matter to me because I know that God is happy, and I'll have a good time."
"I have a better, more positive attitude about serving since I started S.O.S Girls. My favorite activity was making the baby keepsakes because I wanted the young mother who got the keepsake to be encouraged."
"My favorite community service outing was the Walnut Grove manicure day. I enjoyed talking with the older women and doing their nails. I didn't realize how much I'd enjoy just helping others and serving them."
"S.O.S. Girls is a fun organization that I really like, and it helps me get out of my comfort zone sometimes even when I'm afraid."
"I have always loved doing community service projects, but I love it even more now because of (participating in) the herb fundraiser. It was one of the best days of my life! I'm not kidding."
"My favorite part of S.O.S. Girls was craft time. I had a lot of fun with all of the projects even though some of them were hard. It was hard getting used to serving others, but now I feel a bit more comfortable serving."
"I hope S.O.S. Girls consumes the world so that God's light and love can shine through us. I'm just so glad I could be one of the first people in S.O.S. Girls. I love that I could touch people's lives even more than I've ever done before. When I serve, I feel as though I mean something to someone. I just feel so happy! I will forever be an S.O.S Girl."
"On behalf of our residents I would like to thank all of you for spending an afternoon with us. The residents enjoyed your visit so much! Your group is super!!" ~Sandy Boales, Activity Director Walnut Grove Assisted Living Facility
"Thank you so much for the precious scripture [babykeepsake] plaques. They are being used to bless our clients and share the love Christ. Psalm 139:14 is a wonderful scripture. May God bless each of you for being His servant." ~Cathy Perry, Director First Coast Women's Services
"Thank you so much for your wonderful and beautiful donation of homemade baby plaques for boys and girls. Our clients have greatly benefited from your talents and generosity. ~Donna Brendel, Center Director Kenosha Care Net Family Resource Center
"It is such a blessing to see so much generosity coming from organizations like Sisterhood Of Servants who wanted to give their time and talents to help people who come to Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter when they need it most." ~John Hembrook, Program Manager Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter
"Thank you Sisterhood Of Servants and S.O.S. Girls for donating these awesome gift bags to the ladies at Trinity Rescue Mission. Merry Christmas! ~Trinity Rescue Mission, Jacksonville, Florida
"Please allow me to extend a thank you on behalf of the Pediatric patients at UF Health Jacksonville. We received the patient dolls that you made and are using them for education. Children who receive procedures like IV sticks, blood draws, surgery, and radiologic interventions learn how to cope with what will happen to them through the doll. It is rewarding to see how the children awesomely cope with these procedures. Thank you for spreading joy, providing comfort, and promoting healing." ~Kathleen Plymel, Child Life Manager Shands Hospital
"This program has come alongside me to teach and practically implement service opportunities for my daughters...They have learned that what they have done can and has changed lives, even the simplest acts of service."
"S.O.S. Girls was a good introduction to serving in a non-threatening environment, and my daughter had plenty of opportunity to learn about service and serve others in the safety of the group."
"I wanted to write you and tell you just how thankful I am for you and your girls. My daughter tells me after every meeting how kind and sweet they are to her. She is in the midst of her "identity crisis" that you explained your daughter went through when she was a younger teenager. For some reason she is having a difficult time making new friends, and your girls make her feel welcomed and most importantly to a 13 year old girl, "liked." So I say to you friend.. Job well done with your girls and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your mission."