NYC middle school students at IS 528 were thrilled to spend the day with super hip Viacom volunteers (who happen to work at MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon). Viacom’s CEO Philippe Dauman (above left photo) stopped by to see the action and even offered 7th grader Neshira a job when she graduates. Children at the Komansky Center for Children’s Health at NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center were delighted to receive SoaringQuilts® and SoaringPillows® filled with cheer from Sponge Bob, Dora and other well-loved characters from Nickelodeon. MORE PHOTOS
It’s always great to see children helping and inspiring other children and families during our weekly hospital visits. At Montefiore, 9 year old Merly inspired all the other children around the table to also make a sock puppet with long braids. Other activities included earth day collages, SoaringFlipBooks
and SoaringSuperheroes. MORE PHOTOS
Doing Good in the Community
JPMorgan Chase employees in Fort Worth, TX flexed their creative muscles in a family fun day on April 28 decorating SoaringQuilts and SoaringPillows to benefit children and families at the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth and Cook Children’s Medical Center. Fort Worth employees were the first ones this year to kick-off Soaringwords JPMorgan Chase events around the country. MORE PHOTOS
Introducing Soaringwords Book Club
Soaringwords launches its first book club featuring Judith Hannan, author, Motherhood Exaggerated
, a riveting account of her daughter Nadia’s journey through cancer. Today, Nadia is a dancer and healthy college student. Soaringwords is sharing the video and companion Soaringwords Book Club Discussion Guide with hospital partners for parent support groups. Contact Rachel Gorman
, Director of Hospital Outreach and Wellness Education, to help us bring the Soaringwords Book Club to children and families. WATCH VIDEO
Take Your Child to Work Day
For eight years, Soaringwords has been proud to provide community service projects at Take Your Child to Work Day events. This year Soaringwords was the highlight of Cisco’s Take Your Child to Work Day celebration in New York City and Sallie Mae’s event in Reston, VA.
At Cisco, children were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the amazing technology and participated
in community service to benefit patients at The Children’s Hospital of Montefiore. At Sallie Mae, the children learned about debits and credits, and about community involvement and volunteerism by decorating quilts and pillows for the local Ronald McDonald House and Inova Fairfax Hospital.