Gabriel Callejas, husband of Helpertunity's Founder Eileen Callejas, was the first business to step up and support Helpertunity's Mission, but it was not the first time the family restaurant owner had reached out to elderly, disabled, and homeless persons in his community.
Helpertunity participates as part of Walden University's Global Day of Service, held annually in early October. Helpertunity offers an adaptive alternative to the other Worldwide One-Day event offerings, by providing a self-paced and online / distance-participation option.
Any time is the right time to discover a new talent or interest!
Every year, Helpertunity collects recreation resources, craft supplies, and technology items for residents in care facilities and shelters. These items are carefully packaged into "Activity Kits" and are distributed to Activity Professionals attending continuing education seminars.
With the help of sewing volunteers; elders can now keep busy with independent pursuits... because they can carry the tools they need in their walker & wheelchair "Busy Bags"
In 2020-2021, Helpertunity plans to take their Handcrafter's expositions to the next level, by hosting "Facebook Live" Auction Event Days!
Be on the lookout for more details about these exclusive online events by visiting Helpertunity's Facebook Page!
The Story of How Helpertunity's "Hand-Crafters Program" got started:
Helpertunity's Volunteers have been hard at work bringing generations together, while honoring history and diversity; by providing creative recreational resources for fun and life-skills education.
The classic art of letter writing is quickly being taken over by today's tech-based social-networks. There are two groups of folks, however, who still appreciate the rare joy of getting a post card or letter in the good-old-fashioned mail; Nursing Home Elders & Summer Youth Campers.
Keeping the mind sharp is important as we age... but staying young-at-heart requires trying new things with a bit of daring and playful experimentation. Helpertunity combines each of these elements with their inter-generational elder & youth activities that are inspired by the fun of Science & Nature!