Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation Supports His House Children’s Home ‘Deck the Halls’ Holiday Event
Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation partner His House Children’s Home put on their annual “Deck the Halls” volunteer event on Saturday, December 8, bringing together more than 100 volunteers – adults and children alike – to the His House Campus to spread some holiday cheer.
With the help of these volunteers, the children who live in His House homes were able to transform both the insides and outsides of each cottage on campus into winter wonderlands. From hanging handmade stockings and decorating Christmas trees to baking holiday treats and building sweet, festive gingerbread houses, all the special activities helped make the Christmas season extra bright for the children who live on campus.
Aaron Newman, Director of Operations at the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation, was one of the volunteers on site that day, and he said it was a magical experience for all involved – especially for one special Mickey Mouse fan.
“One of the kids had mentioned to his house mother before the event that he wanted something related to Mickey Mouse for Christmas,” said Newman. “He came outside as we were putting Mickey ornaments up, and when he saw that he just lit up! It was really a Christmas wish come true.”
After a tasty dinner of lasagna, the children and volunteers went outside for the night’s big event: coming together to light up the 16-foot Christmas tree in the middle of campus.
“All the kids were singing and dancing around the tree,” said Newman. “You can really tell the love that surrounds them is having a profound impact.”
See photos of the volunteers and their decorating efforts below:
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