I attended Little Citizens at Project Self-Sufficiency in Newton, New Jersey. Children from ages 2 to 10 years old came to participate in their own mini Serve-A-Thon. There were five separate projects completed at this site. The children painted a mural to be hung up at St. John’s Children’s Hospital. They also made clay creations for Ben’s Bells. Another project the children did was making peace bracelets to be given to Tilly’s Kids, a mentoring program within Pass It Along. They made Mother’s Day cards and also put together little care packages for the St. John’s soup kitchen. As volunteers we watched over the kids and helped them with each of the five projects. The kids, as well as the teen volunteers, were so cheerful and happy to be helping others.
by: Ruth Lee Bonventre, junior at Marist College