BREATHE is a program that provides respite care for children with special needs, over the age of 2, along with their siblings. All children will enjoy a supervised evening of food and fun, while parents and caregivers enjoy a night to relax. During the 3 hour event, children enjoy fun activities such as arts and crafts, games, yoga, therapy dogs, and special entertainment.
Each child attending (called a buddy) is paired up with a volunteer for the evening. Breathe is staffed with doctors, nurses, and many professionals experienced in working with children that have special needs. Breathe is a peanut free environment and close attention is given to understanding the needs of those attending.
Breathe is held four times a year in the community room at Holy Angels between 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The upcoming Breathe events:
Questions about registering or if you need more information, contact Karen Sunderhaft at (440) 708-0545 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last minute cancellations – Karen Sunderhaft (440) 279-7617
If you would like to donate Oreo cookies, Rice Krispie treats, vanilla wafers, juice boxes, mini-marshmallows or pretzels, please place these items in the box marked “Breathe” in the Coat Room in the Gathering Area. If you would like to contribute a monetary donation, please drop off in the Parish Office.
We hope that adults and youth will feel called to help at Breathe events. Spending an evening with these amazing children will have a huge impact on you. There are many different volunteer opportunities and they include:
All volunteers are required to attend training and must be over the age of 14, unless they are accompanied by an adult. All adult volunteers are required to obtain a background check prior to participating.Training Videos on YouTube – click here for more information
We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested, please fill out the Online Volunteer FormDownload Volunteer Background Check Form