On Tuesday August 9th, Harboring Hearts hosted a “Safari Heart Party” Community Event at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for pediatric patients.
We hosted four arts and crafts activities, provided delicious healthy snacks and juices, had an animal scavenger hunt, and much more for kids and caregivers to enjoy! We had six volunteers participate at the event, who led the arts and crafts activities including face painting, making animal masks, painting sea creatures, and putting together an animal face puzzle! As children played, they drank juice from Red Jacket Orchard and cookies from Bitsy’s Brainfood and Enjoy Life.
As a special surprise, Alex the lion from Madagascar made a visit to spend time with the kids. Michael sang the latest pop songs to keep the kids dancing to live music. The Harboring Hearts team made 18 room deliveries to provide kids with personalized care packages which included educational and creative activities for them to enjoy in their rooms. With 50 attendees at the event, we had a lot of fun and are looking forward to coming back soon!
A big shout-out to the New York-Presbyterian team for contributing to the success and happiness of another event, to the volunteers who made kids smile, and our partners for their food donations!
To become a partner and donate healthy snacks for our upcoming events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org