My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for For All Ages, Inc., Simsbury, CT, USA
I am a professional artist in NW Connecticut. I was approached to volunteer with For All Ages by Deb Bibbins in January 2020. I'd been looking for a way to make a difference by volunteering my time & working in my community. This project involved volunteerism, community, painting, & working with others. After speaking with Deb & hearing her enthusiasm for the 'Chairs for All Ages' project, I agreed. There were, I believe, a total of 22 Simsbury High School art students & 11 adults, from Simsbury & surrounding towns, who volunteered to work together. Half of the group worked in wood shop to design & build Adirondack chairs, & the other half created themed scenes & painted them on the chairs. The chairs were then purchased by local businesses & patrons & placed throughout the community for all to enjoy. It was a rich, rewarding experience; an interesting & fun blend of teaching, learning, working together, & sharing the act of creation with a group. It was a unique and deeply satisfying experience for 'all ages'. I am glad to have been a part of it.