The children of employees at Alcott HR recently learned more about the company where their parents worked and a lesson in community service from two local nonprofits.
The 18 children on hand Monday, April 10th at the company’s Farmingdale, NY headquarters started their day with a healthy breakfast followed by some warm-up exercise and a game of hot potato. Next, they listened intently to an address by Alcott HR co-founder and President Lou Basso, who spoke about the company’s services, followed by a tour of the offices and various departments. The first lesson in community service came when a representative of Long Island Cares spoke to the children about this vital organization and its mission in addressing hunger in our region. A food preparation and an arts and crafts activity gave the children the opportunity to explore their creative side and work up an appetite for the pizza lunch that awaited them in the conference room. Lunch was followed by a recess break outdoors for a fun-filled scavenger hunt. Back indoors they regrouped for their next lesson in community service courtesy of Canine Companions for Independence dogs. A representative spoke about the important support Canine Companions dogs provide for individuals with various disabilities. Needless to say, the two dogs on hand were a big hit with the children. The rest of the day was filled with snack time, games including a memory game, and a birthday celebration with cupcakes for those children celebrating birthdays. Clean-up and quite time closed out an important day filled with valuable lessons for the children of Alcott HR employees.