It’s been a full and fun month for Live Love and we have fallen behind in sharing all the news! On Saturday August 22nd we had our monthly Saturday Service Day. About 80 volunteers helped out with 19 projects in support of families and senior adults in Chandler. It was a hot and humid morning, but a wonderful time of serving together side by side.

Friday evening, September 4th, we hosted another Family Fun Night at the Live Love House. It was a great combination of food, fun and education for our neighborhood families. Karen and Miriam from Dignity Health’s Community Oral Health Program attended our evening.   With support from a First Things First grant, they were able to present children and their families with information about dental hygiene and how to care for our mouths and teeth. Children were offered fluoride varnish treatments and oral assessments to determine if there were additional resources needed. Several older adults attended as well hoping to gather their own information about how to access oral treatment. Kids and adults enjoyed the presentation and goodie bags stuffed with toothpaste, toothbrushes, timers and other treats.

After the presentation, a basketball free-throw tournament took place in the backyard. We had a great time learning and sharing together again. We hope this will become a monthly event for our neighborhood families.

Don’t forget next Saturday September 19th at 7:00 am is our next Saturday Service Day. This is an opportunity to support families and senior adults with yard projects and minor repairs. All ages are welcome to join in on the fun! Let us know you are coming so we can assign you a project for the morning.

Hope to see you there!

Annabelle Chinchen