Have you ever painted kid’s faces and blown up beach balls while simultaneously making snow-cones? How about doing this for hundreds of elementary school students in Boston’s South End and then leading them in a Hokey Pokey flash mob dance?
This was exactly how AltrUHelp’s co-founders and several members of the team spent our Tuesday morning, volunteering through Boston Cares at the Arts in the Park festival in Titus Sparrow Park.
The festival, run by the United South End Settlements—a nonprofit that provides Boston children, teens, adults, and seniors with educational programs and social services—drew over 600 children and adults from the Greater Boston community. Many of those 600 attendees stopped by the snow-cone booth to cool off with AltrUHelp-handmade cherry, orange, grape, and blue-raspberry flavored ice. Keep reading to see the video of the elementary school kids hokey pokey flash mob dance! . Our booth was completely slammed for over 2 hours but we managed to keep our “cool” under the summer heat!
We had a great time volunteering with the families and kids. In fact, we would highly recommend you try a similar volunteer experience, even if it is only for a few hours out of your day. If you want to get involved but not sure where to start, join AltrUHelp’s beta site http://www.altruhelp.com and check out Boston Cares at: http://www.bostoncares.org/!