Volunteers Spend Time with Foster Care Children
For many New Yorkers, September 11th is still a day of sadness and fear while others have taken to making it a day full of hope and the opportunity to uplift others. For 18 volunteers of Turner Broadcasting, this year’s anniversary was filled with giggles and cheers of children from The Children’s Aid Society. The participants, about 26 children from the Foster Care program at The Children’s Aid Bronx Family Center, were treated to a day of fun and games at Chelsea Piers. The afternoon was spent playing dodge ball, rock climbing, expanding their skills through a challenging obstacle courses, gymnastics and tug-o-war. The volunteers were very much about the children and making sure all were happy, comfortable and participating. When asked what their favorite part of the day was, it was a general consensus that rock climbing took the cake, even though many admitted to being afraid at first.
“It was the best day ever,” said many of the children of the special day provided to them thanks to the volunteers from Turner Broadcasting.