On Monday June 16, 2014, Marillac's Social Services department hosted their Annual Parent Appreciation Dinner from 4-5:30 pm. There were balloons scattered around the room on the tables and certificates of appreciation for every parent. Each parent was able to have dinner with other parents without their children as a means of them having a chance to network with other parents.”
K. Brooks, parent of Z. Brooks, said, “I appreciate you all for taking good care of my daughter.” She also remarked "I am glad to have her here because her dad is very happy with the service you provide and the way that that you embrace families.”
Ms. Johnson, mother of P. Harden, said, “Thank you guys for caring for our kids because it is hard to find 'good child care'." One dad was happy to see dinner and certificates for parents; he said “Wow, this is for us? This is really nice!” Another mother said, “This is really nice, that people would really do things like this for parents.”
By the end of the evening, 59 parents were able to enjoy the festivities.