Happy Friday: Spreading Smiles & Laughter

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Sent from reader, Kerry:

I work at a secured behavioral health treatment center for youth 11-17 years old in Arizona and have been working here since October 2016. It’s a very challenging but unique job considering I work with youth with behavioral and mental health issues and these are all high-risk needs individuals. I’ve worked in this field for nearly 9 years and it’s a true passion of mine. Because I’ve been a Hip2Save reader for nearly 5 years, I have encountered MANY amazing deals on toys, puzzles, and board games through your site and have shared them with all the kids I’ve encountered. Some of the items pictured have been absolute favorites of both kids and staff!

This past January, I was named “Employee of the Month” for creating a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment for the youth that we serve and one of the main reasons: the many games and activities I provided! I continue to be on the lookout for awesome deals that are fun yet therapeutic at the same time and you’d be surprised how much a 17 year old loves to play with magnetic shapes! Thank you for helping me spread smiles and laughter!

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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Comments 21

  1. jen

    That’s awesome 🙂

  2. Kelly

    Congrats on the amazing work you are doing with these children.

  3. melanie

    Love this! Keep up the great work!!

  4. Cathy B

    I am so grateful for your service!

  5. Lolie

    Great work! I’m sure the kids appreciate your thoughtfulness.

  6. N

    You Rock! Thank you for your service and support to these young ones.

  7. CR

    Keep up the amazing work you are doing. It’s not an easy job – many thanks and kudos to you.

  8. Babymair

    Thats so great .!!! God Bless You !

  9. riss

    Not everyone can do your job. May you continue to have the patience and the passion in helping these kids. Congrats!

  10. Patti N

    God Bless You AND Collin (and team) for both the services you provide! All the great deals have helped me provide breakfast items, snacks, school supplies, uniforms, and so much more for my at-risk students at school. It’s truly been a blessing! Love ❤️

  11. Brandy

    Your passion has given many parents and children hope. As a parent of a child with behavioral and anxiety problems I thank you from the bottom of my heart. The age range you are helping is amazing as I worry my almost 9 year old won’t have the help available to him as he grows. Thank you so much for your love and dedication to kiddos who really, really need it!! ❤️❤️❤️

  12. Alley0010

    God bless you Kerri!

  13. Darcie

    Awesome Kerri! The world needs more lovely people like you 😊

  14. Kerryiu

    Aww, thank you SOO MUCH H2S for sharing my story. And thank you all for such wonderful & heartfelt comments. Yes, this is Kerry. And with the $10 Amazon e-card, I plan to use it to buy more fun games/activities for my youth. Thank you all & many, many blessings!

    • Sarah

      Kerry, can I help with an Amazon gift card or some other way to support you? Or is there something or someone specific I can pray for or about? Thanks for the work you are doing in Arizona. (My babies were born there, so I love the state a little extra. 😉)

      • Kerryiu

        Hi Sarah, an Amazon gift card would be greatly appreciated. Whatever you’re willing to donate. With the $10 I received from H2S i purchased “Exploding Kittens” & my kids absolutely love it. They would like to get the expansion pack. Again anything helps & is greatly appreciated. I can be reached at kiyua.coh@gmail.com. Thank you.

  15. Nicole

    You are awesome! Great job!

  16. kerri

    1st off great name….😁 but seriously, we have needed these types of help in my family and if i u cant bond with the people helping you, its not going to make a difference. It sounds like u were placed into your calling. You are appreciated !!

  17. Mom2boys

    You are an angel! Keep up the great work….they are so very lucky to have you!

  18. Ann

    Really great, Sounds like it is more than just a job. Need more like you. Continued blessings

  19. Lin

    Thank you for your great work with people who need it so much.

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