On Tuesday, we took part in our favorite volunteer event that Herman Miller hosts each year – We Care! Partnering with local A&D firms and sponsors, we bring holiday joy in the form of crafts, gifts, hats and mittens, and of course, Santa Claus, to the Boys and Girls Club in North Minneapolis.
Each sponsor is asked to host a craft station where the kids can decorate and construct gifts for them to keep or give away. From ornament to scarf making, there are many activities and crafts for the kids to work on. And at the end, they can bring their gifts to the wrapping table, full of Santa’s helpers, to get their presents wrapped up with care.
For added fun, there is also face painting, pizza, and Goldy the Gopher to hang out with. But no one can outshine Santa, the big man himself! Each year he brings Christmas cheer to the kids (and sometimes brings out a little shyness in the little ones) and they can’t wait to sit on his lap and tell them this year’s Christmas dreams!
We would like to say thank you to all of Santa’s helpers this year and our 13 sponsors that came alongside Herman Miller to make this event happen! The crafts turned out wonderful and just about all of the 100 children there could hardly wait to give them as gifts to loved ones. Thank you also to the Jerry Gamble Center and the Boys and Girls Club! We are already looking forward to next year!