The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Art Cart volunteers have been busy coming up with lots of great craft ideas to give the children the chance to express their creativity and put aside their worries for a little while. Watching their smiles and hearing them laugh as they create each piece of art is very rewarding to the volunteers. In December they really enjoyed making reindeer for the Christmas Tree decorations and playing in the "Snow" to make a puffy snowman. We are excited to see what new art work will make its way to the Gift Shop this year. It takes special people to work with children who are sick and dealing with so many emotions. Our volunteers do a wonderful job and are ready to work with a group or just one child. Spending extra time with a child that needs a little more art "therapy" can make a child’s day brighter.