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CONTACT: Bree Aseltine, Volunteer Coordinator, 714.778.4440, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ducks Volunteers Win New Hope U Fans
Community Building and Creativity Overflow as Two Great Anaheim Institutions Come Together
Anaheim, CA – Hope University, a fine arts program for adults with intellectual disabilities, was selected this year by the Anaheim Ducks, Honda Center and The Rinks staff members as the location for a day of community service. Each year during their off-season the Ducks administrative team selects local non-profit organizations to offer their time and talents to for a day of service.
On Thursday June 26th Hope University welcomed a team of 10 enthusiastic volunteers who spent the day assisting students with art projects ranging from mosaic to the fiber arts and participating in music therapy and drumming classes. Many volunteers commented about how therapeutic and inspiring it was for them to spend the day making art, playing music, and building new friendships with the students of Hope University.
The day ended with a talent exchange between the Hope University Hand-bell Choir and the Ducks volunteer team. The choir performed two songs, Cat Steven’s Morning Has Broken and the classical piece Simple Gifts. The volunteers were then invited to trade places with choir members, receiving a lesson in the art of ringing.
This day of community building left a meaningful impact on all who participated. Before departing, the volunteers invited students to play plinko for a chance to win Ducks gear. Everyone received a T-shirt generously donated by the Ducks.
Hope University’s mission is to transform the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities through the arts. For more information about volunteering at Hope University, visit
www.hopeu.org or contact the Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Bree Aseltine, at email@example.com or (714)778-4440.