AuPairCare au pairs in Cincinnati, Ohio have created one habit that they've carried over into the New Year- volunteering! Au pairs and host families recently gathered together to work at a local humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization, Matthew 25.
While at Matthew 25, au pairs, host families and partners built care packages for those in need. These packages were sent to the poorest of the poor in the United States, providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief. AuPairCare's local Area Director, Shala Buckner, wanted to show that even though the United States is a first world country, it still struggles with poverty and homelessness and is committed to helping those that are less fortunate.
Au pair Stine from Denmark enjoyed the day, sharing 'Volunteering with Matthew 25 was a great experience. It showed me how much you can do for others by giving two hours of your time.'
The au pairs also took an educational tour of the organization's international disaster relief which highlighted some charitable work that was close to the au pairs' homes.
AuPairCare's au pairs enjoyed working with a global agency that was started in a small town in their new home of Ohio. They were able to share their personal experiences with other volunteers and highlight the differences and similarities between their home countries and the USA.
Au pair Thais from Brazil had only recently come to the USA, but was already thrilled to give back. She shared, 'My first time at Mathew 25 was on my first month here in the US. I never had seen this place before, but I loved to stay there doing something for people in need. I really feel good helping people! Anyone can help them and you can always find a time to help others. That's an awesome experience which everybody needs to do!'
AuPairCare's Cincinnati au pairs volunteer on a regular basis and look forward to the impact they can continue to have on their new home!