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Volunteer Spotlight: American Express

June 16, 2017

Each year, American Express holds worldwide festivities to celebrate their Earth Month initiatives. This year, over 175 volunteers in Salt Lake City, UT made more than 1,800 "Wildlife Conservation" Puppet Pal Craft Kits in a 3–day event. This activity provided a unique opportunity for office–bound American Express employees. By assembling Craft Kits, they were able to participate in the month–long service program without even leaving their office. The Craft Kits were then sent to pediatric patients and their families in medical facilities across the United States.

Lori Bowden, Center–wide Engagement Leader in Salt Lake City said "Project Sunshine made our on–site volunteering project a snap. They cleverly found a project to match our theme, shipped all supplies in a timely manner and included step by step set up & assembly instructions. The kits were easy to put together, colorful and whimsical to create positive chatter for employees working side by side who never knew each other before the event. Thank you again! Not only did our volunteers spread sunshine, Project Sunshine spread it to our volunteers."

Another participant noted "It was great to see such a large group of people come together for one purpose! I can already imagine the look on the children's faces when they receive the kits we assembled. I'm so happy to be a part of what can bring sunshine into a child's life."

Project Sunshine thanks American Express volunteers for their dedication to the children and families we serve!

More Volunteer Stories of Interest

Sports Illustrated model, Damaris Lewis, volunteered for her second year as a Project Sunshine Dance Camp instructor to empower young women through dance.
Emilio Delgado, who has played Luis on Sesame Street for 40 years, brought sunshine to pediatric patients at Mount Sinai´s KidZone as part of Project Sunshine´s Book Club

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