TO GO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I WISH YOU THE BEST. W EDGWOOD IS A SPECIAL PLACE THAT TRANSFORMS LIVES. IT HAPPENS BECAUSE PEOPLE STEP IN AND CARE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. PEOPLE LIKE DAWN. TELL ME ABOUT THE WORK YOU DO. D AWN: I STARTED A GARDENING GROUP ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO. IT STARTED AS A PASSION OF MINE. I LOVE GARDENING AND I WANTED TO BRING THIS TO WEDGWOOD. I STARTED AS A VOLUNTEER DURING LUNCH TIME AND I SAID, THIS IS SOMETHING I CAN DO WITH THE GIRLS THAT WOULD BE FINE AND SORT OF TEACH THEM SOME SKILLS, SOME BASIC LIFE SKILLS. IT TAUGHT ME A LOT OF INDEPENDENT SKILLS TO EAT WHAT I GROW AND LEARN HOW TO COOK AND STUFF LIKE THAT. WITH MY FAMILY, I NEVER LEARNED THAT, SO BEING HERE HAS HELPED. I NEVER KNEW HOW TO COOK BEFORE, AND IT IS SHOWING ME AND CHALLENGING ME. I REALLY LIKE THAT. I LEARNED THAT MISS D AWN LIKES TO SPEND TIME WITH THEIRLS SO SHE CAN HELP THEM LEARN HOW TO COOK AND LEARN LIFE SKILLS, SO WHEN WE LEAVE HERE, WE CAN HAVE OUR OWN SKILLS TO SHARE WITH FAMILY. DAWN: I FEEL LIKE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THESE KIDS CAN LEARN ABOUT, IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS SO IMPORTANT AND ALL OF OUR LIVES, AND I FEEL LIKE TO ME, I DID NOT KNOW WHAT IT WOULD BRING TO THESE GIRLS, BUT IT HAS BROUGHT THEM RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THEMSELVES ,IT HAS TAUGHT THEM TO NURTURE, IT HAS TAUGHT THEM PATIENTS. MARANDA: WHAT HAS IT TAUGHT YOU? DAWN : IT HAS TAUGHT: IT HAS TAUGHT ME PATIENCE, KINDNESS, AND LOVE. I REALLY ENJOYED BEING HERE WITH THE GIRLS. I LOVE COMING HERE ON A WEEKLY BASIS WITH THEM, AND I LOVE TO SEE THEM GROW AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GARDEN, WHICH I NEVER EXPECTED TO HAPPEN. MARANDA: WHY WOULD YOU TELL OTHERS TO CONSIDER GIVING OF THEIR TIME TO WEDGWOOD? DAWN: THE TIME I HAVE HERE IS UNBELIEVABLE. I HAVE A PASSION FOR KIDS. I ALWAYS HAVE. I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD FEEL THE WAY I DID WHEN I CAME HERE. I SO LOOK FORWARD TO MY TIME WITH THE GIRLS HERE. THEY HAVE THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE SOULS. THEY HAVE PASSIONATE HEARTS. MARANDA: HOW HAS BEING HERE AT WEDGWOOD CHANGED YOU? I USED IT TO HAVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH MY FAMILY. BEING HERE, I FEEL SAFE AND I CAN TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT HOW I AM FEELING. NOW, I DO NOT GET JUDGED ABOUT HOW I AM FEELING. I CAN FEEL HOW I NEED TO FEEL WHEN I NEED TO FEEL. I THINK KIDS NEED TODAY MORE THAN ANYTHING TO KNOW THAT INDIVIDUALS CARE ABOUT THEM. I THINK EVERYTHING IN HERE IS ANOTHER WAY TOILD UP A RELATIONSHIP FOR THE GIRLS AND IT CAN WORK FOR YOUR OWN FAMILY, TOO. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO PEOPLE LIKE HER BECAUSE THEY TAKE THEIR TIME TO COME AND TO DO THIS, AND NOT EVERYONE IS LIKE THAT. TO BE ABLE TO COME INTO A PROGRAM LIKE THIS AND SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH THESE CHILDREN PROBABLY HAVE NOT HAD LOVE IN THEIR LIVES, AND TEACH THEM TO DO STUFF LIKE GARDENING AND COOKING IS HELPFUL. I PERSONALLY, FROM HER, HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH. SHE HAS GIVEN ME A LOT OF HOPE. DAWN: I AM HOPING THAT WHATEVER I CAN GIVE TO THEM CAN GIVE THEM SOMETHING IN THEIR LIFE. ANYBODY THAT HAS A SKI LL, I HOPE THEY WILL HAVE THE PASSION TO GIVE THAT TO SOMEBODY IN WEDGWOOD. THESE KIDS ARE AMAZING. ♪