“This month, we enjoyed a successful pilot of VoluntHEROES–the Club’s new corporate volunteer program. Companies had the opportunity to connect their employees directly with our Club kids while supporting the programs they need for a happy and healthy 2022. Our first round of amazing VoluntHEROES included Marcum, Town Fair Tire, FJ Dahill, and Bozzuto, and we will bring the program back in Spring 2022.
Ann McCarthy, Director of Resource Development & Communications commented: “We want to build true partnerships with the companies that support us, and that can be challenging around the typical golf outing or gala. By bringing our corporate funders into the work we are doing, and spending time with our Club kids, they can directly see—and participate in—how their support transforms the lives of the children we serve.”
VoluntHEROES were invited to participate in in-person or Zoom sessions with our Club kids, and were paired up with a group of Club kids and a staff leader, around a special, curated activity. Marcum sent two groups of volunteers and activities included creating holiday wreaths and Santa Claus hand puppets with kids in grades 1 – 4. In advance of their visit, each Marcum employee was hand-delivered a bag with a special VoluntHERO t-shirt and a set of materials for the craft they were doing with the kids.
“We had great time helping the little ones. It was fun helping them create their own idea of what colors Santa should have”. – Gail Chacon, Marcum, Assistant Controller – Consulting, Advisory Services