Boys and Girls Harbor
& Girls Harbor
at La Porte got a pre-thanksgiving visit from the
Connie Kwan-Wong foundation, a Houston professional Artist,
as well as musicians,
doctors, and many wonderful volunteers, including children.
Katya Dow, Maria
Yates, Steven Gammill, Hanh Tran, UnnatiDoshi, Jean Wilson,
Connie Kwan-Wong, Grace Lynn, Lincoln Dow, Dennis and Jetson
Daren Hightower and Charles and Audry Bryant.
Mission of Boys & Girls Harbor is to provide healthy,
comprehensive care for children and families in crisis. For
children who are experiencing family hardship, neglect,
abandonment or abuse, the Harbor provides a family
environment in a home setting. Through its programs, the
Harbor strives to help children learn to overcome
self-destructive patterns, break cycles of abuse, develop
social skills, learn responsibility, and work towards
becoming healthy, happy,
and productive members of society.
The children and teenagers at Boys & Girls Harbor started
a joy-filled day with
all the volunteers serving a delicious Thanksgiving meal and
music was provided by Daren and Christian Hightower (The
Children's Music Foundation- Guitarists and singers),
Charles Bryant (Guitarist and singer) and
Steven Gammil (Harmonica).
Children also wanted
to give back to the community.
musicians- Christian Hightower, Daren Hightower,
Audry and Charles Bryant
music prompted the children to burst into spontaneous
singing and dancing on several occasions. The delight
continued when they were allowed to create a painting with
Hahn Tran inspired by the theme of "Giving".
Surprise gifts for
the awesome children.
House parents with
Line up for
their personalized leaves with Hanh Tran, artist.
colorful personalized leaf represented teamwork and giving.
Many other professionals spent the day being excellent
mentors to the children, including pediatrician Maria Yates
and UnnatiDoshi, who were there to answer health related
House parents and
volunteer coordinator, Lauren Allen.
What a wonderful
way to spend our Sunday!
ended this beautiful day with some surprise gifts such as
hair bands, crayons,
Japanese cookies, pencils and many more.
All children got
so excited with the music!
Kwan-Wong Foundation and her team of excited volunteers
showed love and creative opportunities during this big
pre-thanksgiving visit. This event clearly reinforced the
themes of team work, "giving is better than receiving", and
the idea that even children can
give back to the community.
Whole family came
to participate!! Isabelle, Alice, Vincent and Caleb Chang.
child deserves those moments of nurturing their creative
side, and through the vision and work of the CKW Foundation,
these kids got exactly what they were yearning for …
love and attention, mixed in with a lot of fun!
Final master piece!