Community service projects and events have become a tradition at the Studio. Each event has a clear purpose related to helping those in our community that need our support. Our annual events include; The St Jude's Children's Research Hospital Trike-a- thon, Muscular Dystrophy Hop-a-thon, Holiday gift collection sponsored by the Bergen County Office for Children, "No Kid Hungry" campaign, as well as donations to the Red Cross Haiti relief, Alex's lemonade stand, Handmade for kids and Adopt a Pet Program. The teachers facilitate discussions and use the community projects to reflect on problem solving skills with the children. We encourage the children to understand how their participation in each event can "help others" in very real ways. We believe in the children's capacity to sustain a habit of compassion if we begin at an early age by offering meaningful opportunities in a safe environment.
This year's Christmas Market was held on Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. How do we describe this year's Market? How about SPECTACULAR. The weather was great, the turnout was excellent, and we had so many families and friends participating in all our activities.
Our thanks to everyone for all the generous donations of items to support our Bake sale and Rummage sale, and who helped us at this year's event. We could never pull off such a significant community service effort without all of our wonderful Children's Studio families and Staff. Thanks for supporting our school's community service mission!
Our entire staff was ready with an array of arts and crafts. The choice of designs for face painting were endless!
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) has funded more than 200 research projects at more than 50 institutions. In addition, ALSF is able to provide financial and educational resources to families through our childhood cancer programs. We raised $250.00!
We collected Over 75 pairs of mittens for needy families in Bergen County. We Raised $350.00 worth of materials for Handmade 4 Hospitals.