Happy Christmas in July!
The 2nd Hospital Outreach Quarterly “event” of the year took place on Friday, July 24th Merry Christmas (Eve) in July! The FDNY dropped off bags to Morgan Stanley Children’s hospital, Elmhurst Hospital, and Montefiore Children’s Hospital. The families in the House also received bags as well. The bags contained Christmas themed arts and craft projects, games, word searches, Mad Libs and a puzzle.
Volunteer: Breakfast Club Team
Years Volunteering at the House: 1 year and 7 months
How you got involved: A friend of the family, volunteer Ken Geiger, introduced me to the House during the holidays. I joined Ken and the Yonkers Fire Department serving dinner to the families one night during the Christmas season. I enjoy being a part of such a wonderful community. I have met amazing people volunteering at the House and each and everyone of them will hold a special place in my heart.
Favorite Activity: I really enjoy the arts and crafts table my team and I set up during breakfast to engage the children of the House in a fun activity - each craft corresponds with the holiday of each month. I’ll forever remember the joy and smiles! I enjoy being a part of such a wonderful community.
Volunteer Goal: Continue to host fundraiser events to support the House.
Most Memorable Experience: I have had so many but one that holds near and dear to my heart was volunteering at Santa’s Workshop (the Macy's Living Room), where families got to choose Christmas gifts for their children. It felt so heartwarming knowing I was able to help families bring happiness to their loved ones. It is something I will never forget!
“The House is my second home; I couldn’t be more thankful to be a part of something so special. I want to thank my Breakfast Club Team (#3) for being some of the greatest people I know - I appreciate the care and effort you put into every Saturday!" - Junelle Demarest
Article Submitted by Helena Russo, Communications Volunteer