Who better than employees of a marketing agency to help middle-schoolers in the arts group at our Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem come up with personalized banners to support Team Children’s Aid for the upcoming NYC TCS Marathon? Well, those were our thoughts, exactly, and we were delighted to welcome about a dozen volunteers from Rauxa, a digital branding and marketing agency, to the center last Friday to do just that. Employee volunteers encouraged youth to come up with clever slogans—something they do every day for their corporate clients. And our young people were more than up to the task.
With markers, paint, glue, and glitter in hand, they put their artistic talents to good use, creating personal banners for each member of Team Children’s Aid. We know they will be inspired to keep up the pace with encouragement like “Victor, 26.2 got nothing on you!” The banners will be held high on November 6 at Team Children’s Aid’s personal cheering section in Harlem, right around the 22nd mile of the marathon—a point at which runners could certainly use an added boost to get them through the last leg of the race. Children’s Aid can’t thank Rauxa enough for their volunteers’ enthusiasm and creative energy as employees dedicated a full day of service to Children’s Aid (another group of volunteers spent the morning reading and playing games with our littlest ones at Drew Hamilton Learning Center).
As the day of the race nears, so does Children’s Aid’s excitement: we are thrilled to have our first team representing the agency running this year and welcome you to join the team, too, by donating here and/or joining us at the Atwood this Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 for a Marathon Mingle hosted by our Associates Council. For full information about the event, please visit our Crowdrise or Facebook pages. We hope to see you there.