|Invitations Colored by Kindergarten Students
looking for a way to invite our volunteers to our annual Volunteer Recognition.
We wanted something special but not expensive. We enlarged some graphics with
simple designs from our computer. We used the computer and copy machine to put
the text on the invitation with "colored by...in Mrs.....'s kindergarten class"
at the bottom. They were then sent to the schools to be colored by the children
and then they were mailed to the volunteers. They were a huge hit and now our
volunteers look forward to receiving one each year.
Submitted by Ruth
Anne Bleakney, Senior Center Director, Milford Senior Center
For Volunteers in the Arts
& Their Work years ago, we ordered paper fans (the type that were used
in unair-conditioned churches and funeral homes in the South) and one of our
artists silk-screened a design that said "Art Fan"... it was a huge hit. She is
now famous, and everyone who got one has kept it! Mine hangs on the wall in my
den... I could never afford another piece by this woman!
I don't know
where you can get the fans, but you could get door hangers from Papers
Direct and have an artist design something that said "Do not disturb...
visiting with the muses." or something like that. I think having an artist
involved would be more meaningful than anything you could buy for these
volunteers. If your program works with kids, why not have the kids design
Submitted by Ann Stafford, Austin (TX) Public
Check out the June 2000 hot topic,
Enough Formal Banquets!
Let's Transform Recognition Events, for additional ideas.
Volunteer Recognition Success Story