CCQ members gave moms incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility the opportunity to make journals with their kids at the prison’s annual TACE event on July 11 and 12.
TACE is Through A Child’s Eyes, an annual summer event sponsored by Wilsonville Rotary where Moms and kids take part in interactive games, crafts, and other activities. They enjoy a BBQ meal together and discuss what is happening in their children’s lives. Between children, moms, volunteers and staff, about 800 people attended this year.
CCQ provided supplies for participants to make journals — matte board donated by local frame shops for covers, paper inserts, and fabric ties to make them into books. The women and their children put their artistic ideas together and came up with amazing creations. Many of the moms wrote meaningful entries in the journals for their kids.
CCQ board member Betty DeHaven and her husband Dave took charge of the activity again this year. “We are constantly encouraged by seeing the connection between mother and child, and the satisfaction and seeing the nurturing that takes place. We consider it a privilege to be part of this event,” Betty said.