NHS Partners in Caring 2016
“You didn’t tell me arts and crafts were involved,” said a smiling Andy Briner of Philadelphia Insurance Companies, during the Partners in Caring event held at NHS/TAIG in Philadelphia on August 24. Andy joyfully worked with NHS consumers to create decorations for the walls in the freshly painted training and community room at the NHS facility. Andy was one of six employees from Philadelphia Insurance Companies who joined several NHS staff to participate in the event. Volunteers were charged with painting the training and community room, a place for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in various group activities and is also used on a bi-weekly basis to train new employees.
The once white walls are now a cheerful green with a gray accent. Once the paint is completely dry, the room will be decorated with artwork handcrafted by participants in the day programs at NHS/TAIG and volunteers from Partners in Caring. While the paint was drying, the team had the opportunity to tour the facility and to work alongside individuals who receive services. The hard work displayed by all resulted in a finished project that is welcoming and comfortable for everyone.
Partners in Caring is a service project initiative where NHS employees, working in administrative locations, have the opportunity to give back to our programs. In partnership with Philadelphia Insurance Companies, The Graham Company and other partners, we participate in a variety of initiatives around the company. These projects provide an opportunity for our administrative staff, who are not active in the daily service operations, to visit NHS sites and to make an impact that supports all that we do. Thank you, to all volunteers and donors of materials for a great day of teamwork and camaraderie.