"After that we join them for certain calendar dates, such as Easter. They also received another action of HM’s volunteers, relating to a traveling library. We’ve also taken them to the movies”, says Mariana Franco, one of HM Engenharia’s volunteers.
The party kept going with a show of old songs and stories by a partner of the volunteers, who also attends the actions. “For us it’s really important to collaborate and see the happiness of each child. With such small deeds we can brighten a child’s life”, said volunteer Máyra Ravagnani.
In other Christmas actions, on December 16 HM volunteers brought gifts to 100 children in three foster care houses of Instituto Padre Haroldo, in Campinas city, and to 22 children from Educandário Sagrados Corações, and 6 children from Dom Jose de Matos Daycare, all in Barretos city. Each volunteer gave a child piece of cloth, a pair of shoes, and a toy.
Toys donated were produced with the wood used in the company’s construction sites and that would otherwise be discarded. The company created and maintains a joinery to turn leftovers into toys. Toys produced include airplanes, cars, butterflies, ducks, and checkers, and peg solitaire.