The big yellow school bus rolls into the parking lot, comes to a stop and the double doors open. Here come the riders. Some jump off the last step, some look excited, some bewildered. All of them are looking forward to spending a day-on-the-farm at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead with members of the PCMA Heartland Chapter.
These are the kids from Operation Breakthrough, the largest non-profit day care in the region. The children are 4 & 5 years old and they all come from families that live below (some far below) the poverty level. If they are a cross section of kids served, 25% of them are homeless. They are also the most wonderful, most well behaved, loving preschoolers that you would ever want to call your own. Living in the inner-city, these kids don’t often get to see an eagle, or feed a goat, or ride a horse. A Day at the Deanna Rose Farmstead will be a day to remember!
It will be our job to watch these children have fun and stay safe. Because 4 and 5 year olds are always on the move, we will constantly be counting heads. Attire is VERY casual. Wear shorts & your walking shoes. Plan to join us on Thursday, June 12th from 9:15-1:30 and leave a little piece of your heart with the preschoolers from Operation Breakthrough at the Deanna Rose Farmstead located off 135th & Switzer in Overland Park. And an added bonus—Pinstripes at 135th & Nall is hosting all volunteers for lunch and bocce ball after the event!
For more information about Operation Breakthrough: www.operationbreakthrough.org
For more information about The Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead: