This past Saturday, some au pairs from the Suffolk County Cluster of Au Pair in America volunteered at the Clubhouse of Suffolk Fundraiser. The Clubhouse helps people struggling with mental illness, many of them returning veterans with PTSD. The Au Pairs ran the children’s activities at the Clubhouse Chili Cook Off fundraiser.
The au pairs organized childrens games, crafts, and face painting. They applied Halloween and Global Awareness Tattoos to the children’s faces and hands. They ran a sack race, helped the kids with 2 pinatas and then led the kids in a Halloween Costume Parade. The best costume won a family 4 pack to Harbes Farm Fall Family Fun.
A lucky family won a gift basket filled with Halloween party supplies and a gift certificate worth $1200 off a year’s program fees for Au Pair in America!!!
The weather was perfect, the chili was hot and spicy, the kids had a blast. One of the au pairs, Natty from Thailand, came dressed as a pirate. Her Community Counselor, Cindy Garruba, awarded her a gift card to Bath & Body Works! Fun was had by all who attended, especially the au pairs who volunteered! They loved the music by the band, too!