BetterArts Teams up with Hospice for Holiday Event

BetterArts on Saturday teamed up with Survivor Outreach Services of Fort Drum and Hospice of Jefferson County to present "A Time of Holiday Remembrance" holiday party for children ages 6 to 12 who have lost loved ones. 

The event, held at Hospice of Jefferson County in Watertown, featured arts 'n' crafts, a lunch, and cookie decorating. BetterArts participated by inviting families to join in the making of a photo frame collage in honor of their loved ones for the last hour of the event. Children and their family members were encouraged to bring in photos for that activity. Funding for the collage supplies was made possible through a donation from Watertown Evening Rotary. 

Here are some photos from the day:
Better Farm intern Jackson Pittman makes a bookmark man out of a popsicle stick.

Many thanks to Joyce Combs and Hospice of Jefferson County for making this event possible!

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.