Every story has a story. Behind the incredible stories that our older adults tell, there is a greater story of people young and old coming together and transforming each others’ lives. Here’s a piece of that great big Best Day Story, featuring childhood besties and loyal Best Day volunteers Alyssa and Madi! Alyssa and Madi are the dynamic duo behind the watercolor ecards that we are sending every month to donors all through 2017!
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When she was just 15, Madi Garvin began volunteering with Best Day at the Philadelphia Senior Center, where she transcribed stories for the older adults who had difficulty writing. “Recording the stories of people like Joe and Loretta were by far the most meaningful experiences,” Madi recalls. She found them so meaningful, in fact, that she asked Alyssa Abel, her best friend since Kindergarten, to volunteer with her! Alyssa agreed, and the energetic pair quickly became well-loved members of the Best Day family.
Nearly six years after starting their journey with Best Day, Madi and Alyssa are now the creators of our watercolor ecards! Alyssa, who is currently studying to be an art teacher at Kutztown University, provides the stunning watercolors; Madi, a History and Experimental Humanities major at Bard College, selects inspiring quotes from Best Day stories to be featured on each of the monthly cards. Thanks to their combined passions and talent, the watercolors will be a beautiful way to spread the Best Day spirit!
We think so, too…and we’ll be here to read them! Thank you, Madi and Alyssa, for your dedication, passion, and loyalty to our team!