Ronald McDonald House 11/19/13

Thank you, Ronald McDonald House kids, for making turkey puppets and cards of gratitude with us this week! The kids came up with the greatest characters: preppy nerdy turkey, cheerleader turkey, double sided Sponge Bob/Scary turkey and lots more. Two girls made cards for each other, saying they were grateful to have one another as friends, and everyone just had a lovely time, remembering all that we have to be thankful for. We are also thankful for our dear volunteers: Elana Amity, Sangjun Chon (who took all these great pictures), Barbara Garrison, and Elizabeth Winter! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

NY Foundling Music Party 11/10/13

The NY Foundling introduced us to some seriously talented kids this weekend! We all got together at the Society of Illustrators, where Louie Miranda from Materials for the Arts taught us how to make our own handmade instruments. Then we got to dance around the whole building, playing the instruments we made until we wound upstairs to a beautiful lunch. What a perfect day and what a talented crew. Thank you, kids, for your brilliant enthusiasm and ideas. Thank you, NY Foundling, Society of Illustrators, Louie Miranda and Materials for the Arts for your boundless generosity. And thank you, dear Ink Well volunteers for always being up for every adventure: Ray Alma, Elana Amity, Joan Chiverton, Barbara Garrison, Yunmee Kyong, Abby Merrill, Oded Naaman, Joyce Pedretti, Tim Savage, Nathan Schreiber, Dan Shefelman, Adrian Sinnott, and Elizabeth Winter.