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Clean Memphis

Volunteered for the annual Fall fundraiser! Great time with awesome people!

Gave 4.00 hours on 11/20/2019 with Volunteer Odyssey
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We shared Zaxby's together, which is a big deal. When I first got her food and took her out to eat, she waited to touch the food for at least 45 minutes. It took a lot of coaxing and eventually her getting used to me buying her food, us eating together, and getting more comfortable. When I told her, don't by shy, I got this for us to nibble on and share, she went right in (still politely). Then I showed her how I apply my makeup and also did makeup for her. We planned for our final pass.

Gave 1.50 hours on 06/22/2019 with Mentor Memphis, Volunteer Odyssey
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We went to a Tea Party at Primas Bakery, which was Little Mermaid themed. She met two of my friends, and got to hear from them stories about how they got to know me. We ate lots of treats, had tea, and colored. Then Kris and I went to the Powerhouse Cinema and saw Aladdin, which we were not expecting to be as long as it was. She was really impressed with the recline seats. Then on the way back, I took her to Steak and Shake and was dancing silly in the car as we waited in line for 20 mins to order and get the food. We had a great time and I love making her laugh or smile.

Gave 6.00 hours on 06/16/2019 with Mentor Memphis, Volunteer Odyssey
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I went to see Kris' 8th grade graduation, which was a nice event put on. However, I had requested to take her on pass after the ceremony, and no one told me the process or brought the paperwork for me to sign. We then waited over an hour for their bus to come and bring them back to their campus, which I drove to, to sign out properly. That part should have been more organized since a lot of people came for passes or visits. I took her to get her nails done, we walked around a new park together, and then I took her to Steak and Shake and we talked a little bit about her upcoming discharge. She's nervous of other people and how she'll deal with them in the real world. I'm going to talk with her more on this after she gets word on the date of discharge.

Gave 4.00 hours on 05/29/2019 with Mentor Memphis, Volunteer Odyssey
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It was a bit dreary and scheduled to drizzle. Kris vocalized she did not want to do putt-putt but instead wanted to try bowling after I offered that. I got to teach her proper bowling form and I kept making her laugh while being semi-competitive and making jokes. Then we went and saw Captain Marvel, shared some popcorn and candy, and I took her to Sonic on the way back to campus. Overall I think we both enjoyed each other's company that day.

Gave 4.50 hours on 05/11/2019 with Mentor Memphis, Volunteer Odyssey
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I did not know that visitation hours were different than pass hours, so I arrived at 2:50 on Saturday with Wendy's. I was able to stay longer to finish our meal together- but I apologized to Kris.

Gave 0.50 hour on 04/13/2019 with Mentor Memphis, Volunteer Odyssey
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Kris and I had no plans for our pass that day, and it was raining. We decided to go to the mall to walk around. We went to Sephora and I helped her try on different lipsticks- which I could tell she enjoyed because she kept smiling. We ate wendy's and then I took her to Barnes and Noble, which she loves. She read her book for about 25 minutes and I found a book to read through. We enjoyed just being around each other.

Gave 2.50 hours on 04/04/2019 with Mentor Memphis, Volunteer Odyssey
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Went to Barnes and Noble and got her a book and walked around looking at books together. Then we went to Pyro's Pizza- she picked her own toppings and it getting better at voicing her wants.

Gave 2.50 hours on 03/24/2019 with Mentor Memphis, Volunteer Odyssey
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We got our nails done and then tried a new restaraunt together- we tried Crazy Italians in Cordova and she tried new foods. I was really proud of her articulating that she wanted a certain nail color and that she wanted to try new foods.

Gave 2.50 hours on 02/28/2019 with Mentor Memphis, Volunteer Odyssey
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