Circle Works had a fabulous experience with the staff and students at the St. Francis Neighborhood Center Spring Party on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The nor’easter snow storm the previous day did not stop our hardy volunteers from throwing a fantastic party for the 65 children, grades K-12, who attend the Center’s after school program, The Power Project, in Reservoir Hill. The Power Project has three components: education, mentoring, and the arts. The children come to the Center every Monday through Thursday from 3-6:15 pm. Buses pick up the children from 17 city schools in the Reservoir Hill community and drop them off at the Center every afternoon. They receive tutoring, assistance with homework, mentoring, an afternoon snack, recreational and enrichment activities, and dinner.
Forty BWGC volunteers prepared 65 party favor bags, filled 300 eggs for the egg hunt, collected craft items for the Egg Hunt Bag Decorating activity, purchased Bingo prizes, designed Mind and Fitness Games, baked treats, made dessert platters, made 65 take home treat bags, purchased items on the Center’s wish list, and assisted the staff at the party. On the day of the party, nine Circle members hid eggs, served dinner, assisted with the craft activity, facilitated games, and distributed favor bags and take home treats. To bring the party to a lovely close, Circle Works hired a wonderful Peabody graduate student, Tyrone Page, to play saxophone. Tyrone’s music was the perfect culmination to this amazing event.
As the party ended and we said goodbye, we were all smiles. We were able to meet and work with Circle members, and we met and teamed with the fabulous staff and students at St. Francis, a current grantee. We saw first-hand that our money is being well spent.
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