Volunteer Spotlight: Blackstone Charitable Foundation
For over five years, Blackstone has been a strong supporter of Project Sunshine, partnering to bring dynamic and fun Party Time programming to 1,200 young patients and their families in New York City medical facilities since 2011.
With themes ranging from Safari to Sea Life, Superhero to Luau, these programs bring Blackstone employee volunteers into the hospital environment to transform the setting for children and teens facing medical challenges. Their passion for volunteering helps turn a stressful environment full of daunting procedures into an exciting space filled with new friends, creative arts and crafts, and uplifting memories.
"Blackstone is proud to be a longtime supporter of Project Sunshine. Both through our volunteer days and through transforming a treatment room at Harlem Hospital, employees from across the firm have the great privilege to bring joy to children in hospitals throughout New York. The results were incredible to see," said Tracy MacKenzie, of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.
At a recent program in East Harlem, Blackstone volunteers helped patients gear up for this year's Summer Olympics in Brazil! Kids designed pennants to help cheer for their favorite team, decorated medals and trophies to celebrate their own successes, and took home water bottles and sneaker key chains to prepare them for athletic adventures of their own.
Project Sunshine would like to thank our enthusiastic and dedicated Blackstone employee volunteers who continue to spread sunshine and make an impact on patients and families at each program they support!
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