NYJL decorates with New Alternatives for Children
On March 25, 2017, New York Junior League Done In A Day On Demand (DIAD-OD) volunteers assisted New Alternatives for Children (NAC) with its Spring Decorating Event. NAC, a long-standing NYJL partner, provides innovative, high quality services to support birth, foster, and adoptive families caring for children with disabilities and chronic illnesses. NAC’s mission includes children with severe physical, emotional, and behavioral challenges, and developmental disabilities.
During the Spring Decorating Event, volunteers were paired with vulnerable children to decorate pots for a planting activity. Volunteers also had snacks with the children and completed a “Spring” activity worksheet together. Most importantly, each NYJL volunteer offered laughter, supportive attention, praise, and encouragement to the children. Each child ended the activity with a beautiful potted plant showcasing their artistic talents. This messy fun delighted both the children and the volunteers.