Cultural Care Au Pair staff from all over the world participated in an in-office community service project for Kids First to help children in need around the world. The team was brought together for Cultural Care’s annual kick off event where staff from 23 countries, and across the US, get together to make plans for the au pair program for the coming year.
Cultural Care Kids First Foundation worked with two organizations, Project Night Night and The Kindness Connection, to provide materials for the team to conduct their community service project. Program Director, Sabina Wieder, said, “As a mom I do everything I can for my own family but it felt so good to do something for other families. I took a moment to look around the room when everyone was working to get their bags stuffed, pencil cases designed and bedtime books made and I saw everyone doing these things with such joy in their hearts it made me so proud to be a part of something so worthwhile.”
Bags for homeless children were filled with blankets, books, stuffed animals and personal notes and sent to homeless shelters in the 20 states that Cultural Care Au Pair staff live in.
The staff created board books in English and Spanish for young children in Guatemala and in Head Start programs in Chicago. They also decorated pencil cases, added personal notes, and filled them with school supplies for students in Kenya.
“Thank you so much for creating a very fabulous activity that also gave us an opportunity to do something for children around the world,” said Lhee Wanaleesukson, Cultural Care Country Program Manager from Thailand.