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!
Our morning at Texas Children's Clinic was filled with so much laughter that all our cheeks hurt from all the smiling and laughing. We interacted with 22 girls and 12 boys. They were so excited to see us! After the flooding that Houston has faced from Harvey, this event was very special to me and my volunteers and I do believe the kids really appreciated the distraction. Today has been an absolute pleasure and I truly appreciate being a part of this organization.
We are pleased to announce our newest chapter has been revived in Orlando, Florida! Jessica Sepulveda-Viola will spearhead our activities in the area. We are excited to partner with Jessica to bring back our services to central Florida.
To register for volunteer notification opportunities with the Orlando chapter, visit www.foradayfoundation.org/volunteeropportunities and select 'Orlando.'
Donate towards Orlando's upstart fund at foraday.org/orlando
Each year, our chapter hosts a September 11th event to recognize our nation's heroes. In attendance this year, we had 3 Rochester firefighters, 1 Rochester sheriff, 1 canine, & 2 U.S. military members. Click in to see the photo gallery!
Our Nashville chapter director spent her birthday hosting a hospital visit!
Today was Northern NY’s first For a Day party! It was a huge success and there are no words to describe the reaction I witnessed. In attendance were my wonderful volunteers; Myself, Jordynn Barnhart, Melissa, Kane, Amanda Wall, Cathy Renner and Patti Gomez. Patti was our special guest as Mrs. Syracuse and made a huge impact on the children. In total, we saw 8 girls and 7 boys.
As usual, great success with this event. The kids were a little more rambunctious than usual but we had fun entertaining them before bedtime. We read the entire story time book! Snow White, Cinderella, and Superman were in attendance.