Miracle Place is now sixteen years old. As we reflect on our story we thank God for the many blessings given us throughout these past sixteen years.
Dear to our hearts is the children’s program. Doing homework, reading, playing games, decorating cookies, shooting hoops, and participating in the fitness program provide the children with a safe, warm and loving environment. The care and concern of the staff and volunteers gives the children a sense of belonging. Lessons in politeness, respect and self-discipline are emphasized each day. In July approximately thirty children, ages 5-16, participate in Academic Olympics. They focus on Math and English to help them prepare for their return to school. Our Providence Associate, Kate Hamilton, teaches art each year. An outing to Lake Freeman for swimming and a picnic is a summer highlight.
A steady and supportive group from the beginning has been our Senior Citizen Club. Miracle Place affords them the opportunity to share a special meal once a month, plus a luncheon every Wednesday from Second Helpings. The Seniors enjoy field trips. Annual events are the Seniors’ holiday dinner at Hollyhock Hill Restaurant as well as a Day of Reflection at Fatima Retreat House.
Summer picnics, neighborhood gatherings, giving each household lilies at Easter and fruit baskets at Christmas help to create a more cohesive and caring community in the neighborhood surrounding Miracle Place. Our presence offers a renewed sense of belonging.
If you would like to help us continue these programs, your financial assistance would be a gift and support for our ministry. For additional information, please click on the headings above for Sponsors or Donations. We thank you for your interest in Miracle Place.
Sisters Rita Ann Wade and Barbara McClelland