Families Giving Back, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and helping families with kids of all ages volunteer together, joined forces with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation to celebrate National Make a Difference Day. Approximately 275 family volunteers came together to assemble 500 Halloween craft project bags and activity packs, fill glue syringes, make posters for patients and decorate more than 250 pumpkins. The event took place on Saturday, October 22 with two shifts, 10-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Rosenberg Children’s Medical Plaza, 1920 E. Cambridge Ave. in Phoenix.
“Halloween is meant to be a fun holiday for kids to celebrate, but for kids that have to spend it in the hospital, the holiday may turn out scarier,” said Alexandra Sklar, co-founder and board president of Families Giving Back. “Our hope with this event was to bring some excitement for a holiday spent in the hospital.”
For more information about this event and other upcoming family volunteering events visit www.familiesgivingback.org.
About Families Giving Back
Founded in 2012, Families Giving Back is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to family volunteering in the Phoenix metro area. Families Giving Back works with Valley nonprofits to create volunteer opportunities that families with kids of any age, can do together. In addition to creating 2-4 volunteer opportunities each month, they also serve as a comprehensive resource for family volunteering, which includes a detailed monthly calendar of family-friendly volunteer opportunities, at-home volunteer project ideas, book recommendations, conversation starters, and more. Whether families have toddlers or tweens, Families Giving Back will assist them in finding great opportunities to make a positive impact in the community. For more information visit https://www.familiesgivingback.org/.