Volunteer Spotlight – Patrice Shumate

Patrice was a member of our Management Committee before relocating to Texas, where she now resides with her husband and two young sons.  She continues as BFN’s volunteer Director of Development, leading our efforts to identify and apply for funding from charitable donor organizations with missions aligned with our own.  Her Masters in Social Work […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Paula Brazill Wallrich

Nurses in NICUs in Minnesota published findings about the calming effects that colorful crocheted octupi (like the one pictured here) have upon newborns in their care. Paula – a long ago St. Louis resident who now lives in suburban Chicago and puts her considerable crocheting skills to work for several charities there — read those […]

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