On Friday June 10th the Harboring Hearts team joined efforts with Deloitte for their annual IMPACT Day! With more than 15 volunteers, we hosted three intricate activities to create care packages for patients with newborn babies at Montefiore Medical Center.
We began the community event bright and early, starting off with icebreakers to learn more about each other. After brief introductions, the Harboring Hearts team thoroughly discussed the goal for partnering with Deloitte, and our mission for the day for creating 40 care packages.
Our three activities consisted of a DIY baby blanket, sewing stuffed animals, and creating a planting pot package. Deloitte volunteers worked in teams to make 14 of each craft! There was a great sense of community in the room as everyone helped one another, and built a bond for giving back together.
Along with the three crafts, there were more than ten pre-packaged travel size items we included in the care packages. The items provided were hand sanitizer, lotion, shampoo, soap, pens, notebooks, baby bottles, personally written thank you cards, and much more. Additionally, Deloitte volunteers received the opportunity to hand deliver the care packages to the patients in their rooms, making the whole experience even more special.
A big shout out to everyone that made this collaboration very successful! We look forward to more partnership opportunities with Deloitte in the near future.