In addition to hosting creative fundraising activities such as theatre parties, boutique receptions, polo games and high-profile luncheons and fashion shows, The C.H.I.P.S. are active CII volunteers. Members regularly visit CII’s facilities and read to the children. They also purchase and distribute toys at the agency’s annual Holiday Festival, which draws thousands of children and families. For many struggling families, this much-anticipated event is their only holiday celebration, and it is made possible in large part through The C.H.I.P.S.’ generous support.
In fact, volunteering is an important part of the group’s activities. Members frequently report that meeting and interacting with the children of CII is one of the most satisfying and inspiring aspects of their work.