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November 12, 2013

Featured Family of the Month – November 2013

The Kershner family has been at Doodle Bugs! in Clarence for almost three years and have been active participants in the center since the beginning. Annalise is in the preschool room and Brennan is in the pre-K room and are both an absolute joy to be around. Shaena, Eugene, Annalise and Brennan Kershner can be found at almost every center event and willing to help out wherever needed. Mom puts extra effort into providing treats for parties in the children’s classrooms. They also regularly go out of their way to show their appreciation for all teachers they come in contact with at the center. For example, last holiday season they brought in small gifts for not only their teachers but for the opening and closing teachers that help take such good care of their children.Kershners

Congratulations, Shaena, Eugene, Annalise and Brennan for being our Family of the Month. Our center and community are truly a better place because you CARE!


Kindness, community, generosity of both time and spirit – these are the heart of our program’s success. To celebrate the fact that the doodle community is made up of 

passionate individuals who truly care, we used our 20th year (2012) as a unique opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ in the communities we serve.

The shared sense of joy and accomplishment that arose from the initiative inspired us to repeat it! In December 2012, we wrapped up our 20th year with twenty additional acts of kindness – Mr. Doodle Bug was spotted at nursing homes, children’s hospitals, city missions, public libraries and other local organizations.

This was the perfect way to celebrate our growing community of happy children, happy parents, and happy teachers. And now, as we embark on our 21st year, we are proud to celebrate by recognizing the individuals that make this all possible … and that is our incredible families.

Beginning in February 2013 and continuing until January 2014 we will be featuring one outstanding family each month. This family will be showcased on our website, social media pages, and receive a $25 Bill Gray’s gift certificate, a Doodle Bugs! gift basket and one week of free tuition for one child’s tuition maximum.