Parents and children had the unique opportunity to spend some quality time working on an art project over Christmas break. There were 14 parents and children who are impacted by cancer who came together on December 30 to create something special. The ages of children spanned from 7 to 16 years old and a great time was had by all. All participants felt it was a true gift to be able to spend time away from the stresses and challenges of daily life doing something fun and meaningful. The class was lead by our talented art teacher, Nancy Chapman.
In December 2015, 64 volunteers from Ann’s Place wrapped books and gifts at Barnes and Noble in Danbury at the annual Gift Wrapping Fundraiser.
Thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time during the busy holidays to wrap gifts, and to represent Ann’s Place with such dedication, fun and enthusiasm. Thank you to Barnes and Noble for allowing Ann’s Place volunteers to be there once again this year. And thank you to all the customers for all of your donations and generosity. All of this in the spirit of giving, and giving back.
On June 11, 2015 Ann's Place was pleased to host the team from Boehringer Ingelheim Human Resources. Under the direction of Ann's Place Horticultural Therapist Erik Keller more than a dozen hard working BI employees volunteered their time and energy to accomplish a variety of tasks around the grounds of Ann's Place. The team completed the installation of several new stone garden beds, spread mulch, completed much needed weeding, planted new shrubbery, and worked in the herb garden!
This is the seventh year BI HR has dedicated their time as part of a united way day of caring, this collaboration is one of many that has existed between Ann's Place and BI over the years.