Number of Participants: 37
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $625
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: March 27, 2019
First-graders at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District joined together for a community service project with Splashes of Hope on March 27. Splashes of Hope is an organization whose mission is transforming clinical to colorful. Their artists paint murals that get installed in pediatric hospitals, veterans affairs homes, and even in bedrooms for children with terminal illnesses.
One of the programs done by Splashes of Hope is the Friend on the Mend, which delivers goodie bags to hospitals. The Mt. Pleasant first-graders teamed up to decorate and stuff the bags with coloring books, activities, crayons and a puppet of their choice. They each colorfully decorated their individual bag.
These are hand delivered to children in the hospital for various reasons to help brighten a child’s day. Splashes of Hope mascots Vincent Van Monkey and Alice the Elephant also made a special guest appearance.
Photo caption: First-graders at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District joined together with Splashes of Hope on March 27 by decorating and filling goodie bags for children in the hospital.
Photos courtesy of Smithtown Central School District