Classes a good way to connect



September 8, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The mission of Humanity House is to bridge the disconnect in our community. We are like the links in a great chain. When Humanity House first came to be, there were hundreds of separate pieces of chain that contained many links bound together. We believe that our community, our county, will be stronger and capable of great things when all of the pieces of our chain, every link is connected to the other.
One of the ways that we have approached gathering and connecting the links together is through classes. Last year, volunteer teachers taught beginning crochet, sewing, budgeting, soft skills, Spanish, Tai Chi, yoga, guitar, and a class called Not Your Grandma’s Needlepoint. These classes were all informative, fun, and taught a new skill to a lot of people.
However, one of the best outcomes of these classes is they allow people of all races, religions, income levels, and ages to come together, side by side, and become friends. Whether you are struggling to learn how to use a crochet hook, place your fingers correctly on a guitar string or hold a balance pose in a yoga class, there is a lot of laughter, talking and sharing with the other people in the class. No one is worried about the other person’s personal life, their bank account, where or if they go to church, or anything else of that nature. Friendships are formed and skills are learned.
We are kicking classes into high gear again. Here is a list of the classes that are on our schedule for the following month. The best way to keep track of any new class is to follow Humanity House on Facebook or check on our website at
Every Monday, 7-8 p.m., Essential For Your Home —  Learn how to use essential oils to make toxin-free products for your home and yourself.
Monday, Sept. 11, 6-7 p.m.,  Crazy Couponing — Learn how to use coupons to save lots of dollars at the grocery store. This class will be taught by different teachers on different nights of the week.
Every Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. American Sign Language —Open the doors of communication with this fun and informative class.
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6-7 p.m. Crazy Couponing.
Every Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. —Grandparents as Parents support group. In Allen County we have a large number of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. This group gives grandparents a place to go to seek advice, share experiences, and leave not feeling alone in this experience.
Every Thursday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. American Sign Language. This is a repeat class of Tuesday’s material. It is either a second chance to practice with the teacher, Chelsea Shrum, or a chance to take the class if Tuesday doesn’t fit into your schedule.
More classes are added all of the time. We will be hosting a budgeting and soft skills class on an upcoming Saturday.
If you have a skill that you are willing to teach to some enthusiastic students, we encourage you to contact us at 380-6664. All of our classes are free and open to everyone. A big thank you to Linda Sigg for allowing us to use the Party Girls building at 7 E. Madison for all of our classes. Kindness Matters!

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