Join the DC chapter on March 3, 2018 for an evening of gin, jazz, and good times!
Benefiting the chapter's activities in 2018, we'll feature prizes from Mad Fox Brewery, Core Power Yoga, and many more popular local businesses. Get your tickets early to confirm your spot!
The volunteers really get create and seem to have as much fun as the kids!
We tried some new activities at this event and had an incredible visit. The children absolutely loved the bouncy house, and many parents reported that the inflatable princess castle energized their usually shy and withdrawn children.
Several girls were in shock to see the princesses and took a bit to warm up to them. Several girls and boys “melted” into Ana’s arms with a huge hug! Several questions regarding activities happening back at the princess’s castles. After all nails and lips painted, crowns selected and tutus on, the girls were excited to have a portrait taken with the Princesses. So much fun to watch these faces.
Hi, my name is Taylor Tyson and I'm honored to be joining the For a Day family! I've had many wonderful and humbling experiences playing key roles in organizations aimed at improving the quality of children's lives, including founding a 501(c)(3) donating instruments to children in need, fundraising for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and mentoring children in my community...
...As we colored with one of the kids, we overheard the parents appreciating our visit to the staff. They said their daughter hasn't been as cooperative in coming to her appointments lately, but when they found out there was a special event today, she was eager to get there. I was humbled to hear, yet again, how our presence was enough to make things just a tad easier on the kids and their parents. It's why we're here.
Not unlike the parable about the Star Thrower, tossing beached starfish back into the ocean and stating "it made a difference to that one!", we had a smaller-than-usual crowd for our October "Fun Friday" event, marking the end of a radiation treatment week for just one special little girl. The party, however, was extremely heartwarming and memorable to the hospital staff & FADF volunteers.
Please help me give a warm welcome to Jordynn Barnhart! She has been recruited as For a Day Northern NY's Community Outreach Coordinator.
Jordynn is working towards her Bachelor's in Broadcast Journalism & Public Relations, while minoring in Graphic Design. She has experience as the Lifestyles Editor for the MD Newspaper, Social Media Manager for C&K Magazine, and Radio Host at "The Pulse" Radio Station. As for volunteer experience, she mainly works with children, but also has participated in causes to help the homeless, veterans, seniors, education and disaster relief.
Her three focuses in life are: people, positivity and passion. She gets her energy from being around people, especially those who share similar passions; which is why she has always loves volunteering. She is constantly surrounded by people who are trying to make our world a better place. She believes that we are all here on Earth to help each other.
Congratulations Jordynn! Welcome aboard!
Hi everyone and thank you for checking out the Portland chapter! As you can see, we're just getting started. I originally set my fundraising goal for $500 - and I met it within a few days! A very special thanks to my amazing friend, Dori Olsen, for getting us over the edge! Since we met that goal so quickly, I've raised it to $1000!