Guess Who’s Turning 1!

March 13th, 2017

Dear RFH Community,

Nearly one year ago, Violet, the therapy dog, was welcomed as a new staff member by the RFH community.  Since her arrival, she has become a vital member of the RFH family and embraced her role with dignity and a wagging tail!  She has a positive impact on everyone she encounters. Violet helps students with anxiety prior to taking exams and participates in small performances created by students in English classes. Violet’s greatest impact can be witnessed in the Multiple Disabled program.  Violet’s integration into the program has dramatically improved the students’ social skills, independence, and overall confidence. Her benefits far exceed the RFH campus.  Violet visits Deane Porter and Forrestdale weekly and beginning in February she will visit Knollwood as well.  On March 7th, Violet will celebrate her first birthday.  Please help us celebrate these activities in her honor:

  • Join us for the State Boys Basketball Game on February 27th at 6:30 pm in the RFH gym.  A bake sale, Violet bracelets, and RFH merchandise will be for sale.  Team members will wear limited edition basketball shirts featuring Violet.  Special halftime activities have been planned.  All proceeds will be used to support Violet.

  • Visit the RFH website and click on Violet’s page, Click Here.  This will bring you to an online donation site where you can pledge your support for Violet.  As a donor, your name will appear on the webpage list titled – Friends of Violet.

  • Get a glance of all the good Violet is doing everyday! You can now follow Violet on Instagram and Twitter.  Please follow at:

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Thank you for your continued generosity and support.  Violet, our RFH therapy dog would not be possible without your help.  We look forward to seeing you at the game, website, and social media accounts.

Best Regards, 

Violet and the RFH Family