New Alternatives for Children 02/10/18

New Alternatives for Children 02/10/18

New Alternatives for Children 02/10/2018

The Valentine’s fun continued at New Alternatives over the weekend!  We brought heaps of crafts for the kids and they made the most heart stopping cards and pictures to give to their loved ones.  Thank you very much, NAC, for having us, to our Event Director, Lisa LaBracio, and to our loyal volunteers: Elana Amity, Sergey Aniskov, Drew Dernavich, Abby Merrill and Tim Savage.

Gilda’s Club NYC 02/08/18

Gilda’s Club NYC 02/08/18


We made mountains of Valentine’s with the Gilda’s Club kids!  There were so many creative ideas like a pop-up bouquet, love-lorn dragons, smitten kittens and big-hearted horses.  Thank you, kids and Gilda’s Club staff, for welcoming us and thank you to our volunteers: Dennis Calero, Joan Chiverton, Pedro Delgado, Dayna Gonzalez, Elizabeth Winter, and to our Director of GC events, Franz Palomares for leading such a great event.

Ronald McDonald House of L.A. 02/04/18

Ronald McDonald House of L.A. 02/04/18

Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles

We were very happy to join with the children at Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles this week to create Valentine’s Day cards. We helped the young artists make cards and gave them their own Valentine’s treats of sketch books, colored pencil sets as well as some healthy snacks.  Thank you so much to our volunteers who hailed from Disney, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks and more: Jeremy Arambulo, Christian Lignan, Ashley Simpson, and of course to our trusty West Coast Director, Joseph Scott, for making it all happen.

Mt. Sinai Hospital 01/17/18

Mt. Sinai Hospital 01/17/18


On our KidZone TV show at Mount Sinai Hospital this week, Elana Amity taught how to draw Winnie the Pooh and Piglet in honor of it being A.A. Milne’s birthday! And Dennis Calero drew Batman with a wide open mouth, asking the kids to suggest a food Batman should be eating. One patient said, “a pot of honey!” thus combining our two themes. It was adorable.