Banyan families joined a global effort to comfort kids in need by partnering with Cardz for Kidz–an initiative that spans more than 40 countries and sends hand crafted notes of encouragement to kids who are hospitalized or coping with traumatic events.

“There were a lot of hugs at the end of the night,” says Gale Cannon, Community Educator and Program Manager. “We always have a good turn out at our community service events, but this one was really special. It meant a lot to parents, especially those who have had serious illnesses in their families, to have their kids engaged.”

More than 65 community members participated. #wearebanyan