Sara Herschander

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Spotlight On: Shawn Thorns

Every summer, Shawn Thorns, Director of Camp Wakonda, tells his counselors the story of one of his former campers, Brandon, who participated in HFH Summer Camps during Thorns's first year as a General Counselor in 2005. "He had behavioral issues," Thorns said of Brandon, then eight-years-old. "They wanted to send him home, but

2019-08-12T10:59:02-05:00August 12th, 2019|

Creating Community at Saratoga’s 3rd Annual Family Safety Day

Families experienced a memorable surprise during Saratoga’s 3rd Annual Family Safety Day on July 11 when NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Queens Borough Fire Commander Ed Baggott stopped by for a few hours in the midst of the beautiful weather and family bonding time. The annual event—a perfect blend of fun and education—features

2019-08-07T11:03:51-05:00August 6th, 2019|

Jr. Volunteers Take the Lead in Storytelling and Gardening Activity at Saratoga

Two young volunteers, Maya and Marissa, exemplified the spirit of kid-driven philanthropy and volunteerism by leading a storytelling and gardening activity at Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center accompanied by a school fundraiser. Maya and Marissa, both eight-years-old, developed the volunteer project and fundraiser with the mentorship and assistance of Touching Heart, a non-profit

2019-08-06T09:42:22-05:00August 6th, 2019|

Student Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand to Mural Project at Saratoga

On one sunny Saturday morning, two professors and a group of freshmen from St. John's University gathered at Saratoga Family Residence, armed with brushes, rollers, and buckets of brightly colored paints. They were there to complete a mural project they'd begun work on several weeks earlier in the facility's parking lot. The mural

2019-08-05T15:54:20-05:00August 5th, 2019|

Spotlight On: Desiree Sanabria

With her more than 26 years of experience working at HFH, Payroll Manager Desiree Sanabria has had ample opportunity to note changes in everything from payroll management software to the location of HFH’s physical office space. “When we were moving from 50 to 36, I found what I used to call my “bible,”

2019-07-02T09:43:42-05:00June 27th, 2019|