Girls of all ages at Saratoga took a break from their mid-winter recess dance practices, gymnastics lessons, and LEGO team preparations for a special giveaway party planned and facilitated by staff at OMG Accessories, an NYC-based line of pink unicorn-themed bags and accessories. The giveaway was planned for mid-February to coincide with Valentine's
For the Prospect Lions, every afternoon boasts the perfect blend of consistency and novelty. Weekly afterschool classes in dance, nutrition, and yoga help build off of prior lessons and form a sense of stability for students. Monthly or bi-monthly lessons in topics like health, financial literacy, and college preparation likewise form a key
Our partners at KidCare kick off the 2019 school year with a Job Hop, where young people enrolled in HFH programming had the chance to chat about their dream careers with volunteers representing a wide range of fields, from teachers to electricians. Gat a behind-the-scenes look at the 2019 Job Hop!
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
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
Last month, volunteers from the Old Navy Green Acres store in Valley Stream, NY organized a Fashion Show for families at Saratoga, with participants of all ages showcasing their personality through carefully assembled outfits, accessories, and signature walks. The show featured runway styles that were as diverse, vibrant, and charming
Volunteering has never looked so fashionable. A huge thanks to the volunteers from Old Navy Green Acres who donated their time and energy to organize this fashion show for families at Saratoga featuring clothing donated by Old Navy.
March 2019 featured plenty of innovative programming, family events, and field trips. Check out our highlights from the month of March, and find out more about Chef Elena's Cooking Class and Mad Science's Workshop at Prospect Early Education Center.
Teamwork, Determination, and Strength at the 6th Annual Schweid & Sons B-Ball and Burgers Tournament
Kids from Prospect, Saratoga, and Williamsbridge all came together for the 6th Annual Schweid & Sons B-Ball and Burgers tournament. With temperatures cooling down and rain clearing from the initial forecast, the day was perfect for all of the scheduled outdoor activities. Hosted by KidCare—a charitable, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to simply
The Dashing Whippets Running Team descended on our offices this holiday season to wrap literally hundreds of toys so that every child staying in our sites could have a merry Christmas. Each year the running team spends hours with HFH to wrap toys to make the holidays special for