MCP has partnered with new alternatives for children (NAC) to bring your team an opportunity to help NYC's most vulnerable youth. MCP handles all the program logistics to provide an environment that feels like volunteering but looks like a special event. NAC is a leading new york city-based health and social service organization that exclusively serves children with disabilities and chronic illnesses, who are living in poverty, and who are in foster care or at risk of foster care placement. NAC believes that every child deserves a safe, nurturing home and a bright future. With more than 35 years of focus on this exclusive mission,
NAC has developed unparalleled expertise.
COOKING WITH KIDS
Sponsor a cooking class for the kids at new alternatives for children.
Includes a thoroughly engaging 1 hour hands-on pizza and cookie making lesson.
Your employees assist, provide mentorship & human connection with NAC youth-
giving a group of kiddos an experience they wouldn't otherwise have access to.
After the cooking, we have a buffet-style pizza party,
where all participants (big & small), enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Next, clients say their farewells to the children (who depart with their cookie creations!)
and we conclude with an adult-only cocktail party with passed hors d'oeuvres.
Three well-planned & well-spent hours - making a real difference in someone's life.
Includes coffee, tea & soda, a fruit board, crudité, homemade pizzas,
& a one hour reception with beer, wine, six passed hors d'oeuvres, take home aprons, location & a full-service staff
$156 + 20% administrative fee per employee + NAC participant duo
Offered Monday - Friday 5pm-8pm / 20 employee minimum
*Availability for this activity is subject to NAC schedule
BAKE, DONATE, & DELIVER
Your co-workers will bake, wrap, and deliver goodie bags for our neighbors at NAC.
Serving 1,800 children and their families is no small task.
With our gifts of homemade special treats, we hope to bring some
sweet sunshine to both the tireless team at NAC, as well as the many families they serve.
Your event will begin with a 30 minute reception before the cooking begins,
next guests will head into the kitchen for an hour to cook up some love,
then you will either enjoy further snacks in a reception style format
or sit down to a full-service meal before wrapping up your kitchen creations,
and bringing them to NAC (just a few doors down from MCP)!
Three hours of teambuilding with a purpose
Includes coffee, tea, wine, beer & soda service, 4 types of catered hors d'oeuvres,
a cheese board and crudité*
& 2 sweet hors d'oeuvres*, baking activity,
take home aprons, wrapping and gift bag paraphenalia, location & a full-service staff
Hors d'oeuvres only* $119 per person + a 20% administrative fee
With a catered three course meal $179 per person + a 20% administrative fee
Offered from 9am-3pm Monday - Thursday / 15 employee minimum
Established in 1982, in response to the problem of medically complex children languishing in hospitals beyond medical need, today NAC provides an integrated continuum of health and social services, foster care and adoption, and family support services for 1,800 at-risk children, siblings and parents annually in NYC. NAC's mission is to provide innovative high-quality services in support of birth, foster, and adoptive families caring primarily for medically complex children. NAC's services enable children to remain in or to be returned to their families whenever possible or to be adopted by loving families. Working primarily with children whose birth families live in poverty, NAC's continuum of services ensures that children's physical, social, educational, recreational, medical, and mental healthcare needs are met. By supporting families NAC prevents lengthy stays in foster care, hospitals, or other institutions. NAC builds on family strengths, provides opportunities and assists all family members in reaching for and achieving their potential.
But don't take our word for it, please learn more about this incredible organization by watching this video
DONATIONS & ADDITIONAL GIVING
If you would like make a contribution to NAC, please click here
If you are booking a volunteer activity through My Cooking Party,
we have a couple additional ways to help!
Personalized aprons for your team members and/or NAC kiddos
Personalized aprons - $15 per apron
Individualized aprons - $20 per apron
Family Gift Sets - $69
Donate one or more to a new foster family
Stainless steel container, metal spoon, metal slotted spoon, wooden spoon,
fish spatula, long spatula, whisk, tongs, silicon spatula, lemon squeezer, peeler
Mini cake tray, whisk, silicon spatula, pastry brush, set of measuring cups,
set of measuring spoons, rolling pin
Guests are also always encouraged to bring any in-kind non-perishable food items for the NAC food pantry.
Please inquire about the need for any other in-kind giving that may help our friends at new alternatives.