CCI Greenheart gives back to families in Boston
Greenheart International connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange.
By Renee Clarke, CCI Greenheart Work and Travel Employer Relations Manager
By traveling to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, CCI Greenheart staff was able to experience the beauty and history that make this a popular destination for participants and tourists alike. However, memories of beaches and lobster rolls are not what stick out in my mind…it is the little things.
This trip included a CCI Greenheart “Going Greenheart Tour” event at a budding location of the Ronald McDonald House in Boston, which serves as a “home-away-from-home” for children with cancer and their families. Our participants from Thailand and Jordan prepared a room for painting, added to their vocabulary (yes, I made my father proud by making sure everyone knew which was a Phillips screwdriver!), and worked as an efficient team.
Greenheart International connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. Through cooking traditional meals and sharing in relaxing time with the families living on site, five of our international participants were able to do just that…connect! Listening to the funny exchange of odd questions from American families such as “how bad do you think our food really is?” or “what is the Thai word for…?” was so interesting!
These little exchanges after a satisfying day of hard work only added to the memories. This continued on the ride home as the participants fixed some glitches with our rental van and I showed a few Thai participants how to pump gas, a chore reserved only for gas station attendants throughout most of Thailand!
Indeed, my work at CCI Greenheart as an Employer Relations Manager with the Work and Travel team provides me the opportunity to experience the world in a variety of new ways; however, for this trip to Cape Cod, I did not expect the little things to add up so quickly!
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