Sanofi Employees Volunteer to Teach Water Safety and Paddling to Disadvantaged Children During Season of Solidarity

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Sanofi Employees Volunteer to Teach Water Safety and Paddling to Disadvantaged Children During Season of Solidarity

Volunteerism Event - Dragon Boating on Lake Parsippany
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Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 3:30pm

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October 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ -

On a brisk day last week, intercity children from Newark joined Sanofi employees boarded a 40ft Dragon Boat to learn how to overcome fears, learn new skills and most of all have fun.  In addition to the fun on the boat, the outdoors which most of the children are not use provided an avenue for the children to learn team work.  Their counsel had provide insight that their teamwork skills are lacking and they struggle with the concept.  The Dragon Boating experience they experienced gave them that moment of teamwork in action.  Below is a comment from the SCEEP coodinator who arranged for the children to attend:

 

I LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL. THE TIME YOU INVESTED ON THE "DRAGON BOATING" EVENT OF OCT 10, 2013. WAS SO WORTHWHILE AND GREATLY APPRECIATED BY THE CHILDREN, THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF MOUNTAIN LAKES AND MYSELF.

THE SPECIAL EVENT YOUR CORPORATION SPONSORED  "DRAGON BOAT RACING" WENT EXTREMELY WELL.   DESPITE THE WEATHER-- THAT TRIED TO DAMPEN THE FUN.  THAT DIDNT STOP THE CHILDREN FROM HAVING FUN.  THEY MANAGED TO GO AROUND THE  LAKE TWICE.  THEY EVEN  REQUESTED AN EXTRA 3RD TRIP AROUND LAKE--- DESPITE THE CHILL IN THE AIR AND THE MENACING CLOUDS --- YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND ----THESES CHILDREN HATE COLD WEATHER----THEY AREN'T USE TO ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES OR OUTDOOR SPORTS!    SO WANTING THAT EXTRA TRIP AROUND WAS A COMPLIMENT TO THE SUCCESS OF THE EVENT.  THE PIZZA,  DRINKS, WATER, CUPCAKES AND COOKIES WERE GREATLY APPRECIATED.   THE WHIP CREAM MOMENT --- GIVING EACH CHILD A CERTIFICATE WITH THEIR NAME ON IT, A METAL, PONCHO, THE FOAM CAN, THE COLORED PENCILS OR MARKER  (ALLOWING THEM A CHOICE)  WAS UNEXPECTED BY THEM.   

HOWEVER, I FEEL THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL WAS THE EXPERIENCE !  MOST OF THE CHILDREN WENT ON THE BOAT WITH FEAR IN THEIR HEARTS.  THE END RESULT:  SMILES  ON THEIR FACES AND THE DESIRE TO WANT TO  DO THIS AGAIN. THEY CONQUERED THEIR FEAR, AND SOME HOW WORK AS A TEAM AND HAD FUN IN THE PROCESS. 

 

SINCERELY

SYLVIA VELEZ RONNING

SCEEP COORDINATOR

 

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Sanofi | disadvantaged children | dragon boating | sanofi employees | season of solidarity | volunteerism

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