Make A Difference Day BNY Mellon 2013
For the fourth year in a row, BNY Mellon employees headed back to schools – in Pittsburgh, PA; Los Angeles, CA; New York City; Jacksonville, FL; Everett, MA and Syracuse, NY. Seasoned Soaringwords champions and first-time volunteers came together to mentor elementary school children in a day of service learning to benefit hospitalized children at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Montefiore Medical Center, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children-Boston and Ronald McDonald Charities of Central NY.

Grown-ups and students bonded, laughed, drew inspirational messages and artwork on the SoaringQuilts® and SoaringPillows®, enjoyed lunch while talking about what it takes to succeed in a career, and then turned up the volume with a high-energy Zumba class and performance. Teams choreographed their own dance routines to share with the entire group. The day ended with a Closing Circle and lots of hugs. After the students were dismissed, BNY Mellon volunteers stayed back to create a SoaringMural for the school.
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