Partner Spotlight: FiDi Families

FiDi Families is a community organization dedicated to curating fun activities, classes, and other resources for residents of Lower Manhattan. FiDi Families and Kandou partner together to staff their events with volunteers and help make connections within the community. We love working with FiDi Families—keep an eye out for our next volunteer event with them!

Heard enough? Already interested in volunteering for a FiDi Families event? Then come out and join us at JDRF's Ready, Set, Play! Festival at the Chelsea Piers on Sunday, March 5th! All proceeds raised from Ready, Set, Play! will support JDRF's mission of creating a world without type 1 diabetes. 

And in the meantime, check out some of the fun events we've done recently with FiDi Families below for inspiration.

FiDi Families Halloween Festival

Kandou volunteers got in the Halloween spirit in the historic Seaport District while helping celebrate the Halloween Spectacular. Between passing out pumpkins, applying face paint, and rocking out at the Mad Science interactive show, Kandou volunteers helped make this a memorable day for all of the boys and ghouls and their families.

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Jeff Lake Camp Open House

Kandou and Fidi Families partnered together in a recent open house benefitting the Jeff Lake Camp. The Jeff Lake Camp is a program for children to explore and learn among 350 acres of possibility, and Kandou was proud to help connect interested families with more information about how to get involved.

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Farm Fresh Festival For Kids

For this event, Kandou volunteers helped bring the farm to the city. The South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan was transformed into an interactive and experiential farm environment for kids and families. And we helped run the Barbershop Books booth. Barbershop Books is an organization that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops across the country. It was an awesome time helping to spread the joy of reading to kids (and, we got to wear duck hats, nothing beaks that!) Did we mention we're suckers for bad puns too?

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We're excited to keep partnering with FidiFamilies and giving back to the New York community. If you've read this far, you should definitely join us at JDRF's Ready, Set, Play! Festival at the Chelsea Piers on Sunday, March 5th. All proceeds raised from Ready, Set, Play! will support JDRF's mission of creating a world without type 1 diabetes. See you there!