Tuesday, February 11, 2014

ICH Volunteer Day

By Nazmim Bhuiya

On January 17th, ICH held our inaugural Volunteer Day at Cradles to Crayons (C2C) in Brighton. C2C is dedicated to providing children from birth to age 12, living in low-income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. At their Giving Factory, we sorted through and checked the quality of donated clothes, shoes, books, toys, and other necessary items and put together outfits for children. Together we were able to make a difference for almost 200 children across the state!

It was a great opportunity to roll up our sleeves and volunteer at Cradles to Crayons!

“I had a great time putting together outfits for baby boys in need - this was especially fun for me as I am expecting a baby boy in just a few weeks! I was very impressed with the care that Cradles to Crayons takes to make sure that children receive high-quality items, and I would love to volunteer there again in the future.” – Ranjani Paradise, ICH Research Associate II

“This was a great opportunity to step away from my desk for one morning and take a more hands on approach to making a difference in the community. I was amazed by how quickly time passed as I created outfits for young girls, and how many children we were collectively able to impact in such a short span of time.” – Reann Gibson, ICH Research Associate I

“We had a great time at the triage station where we sorted through all the donation items. It was good to work with colleagues outside of the office and also having an opportunity to give back to our community collectively as an organization.” – Nazmim Bhuiya, ICH Research Associate II

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