Posted by Christine Guarino
On October 24, JF&CS welcomed 20 volunteers from Care.com to take part in two amazing volunteer projects at JF&CS Headquarters in Waltham. Care.com is also headquartered in Waltham and came to JF&CS as part of a company-wide afternoon of service.
Half of the volunteers spent time with adults with disabilities who participate in our day and employment program, painting and decorating pumpkins in preparation for Halloween. This provided participants with a fun social opportunity and they definitely showed a lot of creativity! Each participant was also able to take home the pumpkin they had decorated.
The other group of volunteers worked in the Center for Early Relationship Support® (CERS), creating "baby bundles" to be distributed to new moms served by our CERS programs. These beautiful bundles contained essential new baby items such as diapers, wipes, bath products, bibs, and board books. These supplies are sure to come in handy for new parents!
We are so grateful to our friends at Care.com who provided all supplies and made sure each project ran smoothly. We hope to welcome more volunteers from Care.com to JF&CS in the future.
Christine Guarino is the Director of Foundation & Corporate Relations at JF&CS. As part of her position, she works to expand corporate philanthropy and create opportunities for the agency to become engaged with local and national corporations. Prior to her work at JF&CS, Christine worked as an executive recruiter for development positions in nonprofit organizations and in corporate and foundation fundraising for The Guidance Center in Cambridge.