Au Pairs and Host Families Spread Good Cheer Around Manhattan


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Host family talks about their au pair
Host family talks about their au pair

Image courtesy of InterExchange

Our Manhattan au pairs and host families got together to help an organization that brings nutritious meals to people living with serious illnesses. Everyone worked together to create some beautiful bags in which to deliver the meals, and took the time to share what they appreicate most about their au pair-host family match!

Au pairs and host families decorated bags for a great cause.

We made these bags for God’s Love We Deliver, an organization that aims to improve the health of people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses. The organization prepares nutritious meals to people who are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves, and provides them free of charge.

At this cluster meeting, au pairs, host parents, and host kids decorated bags in which to deliver these meals and brighten the day of the recipient. The group decorated the bags with winter-themed decorations and wrote holiday messages on the bags.

Bags created by our team
Bags created by our team

Images courtesy of InterExchange

Au pairs shared what they like best about their host families.

This event was also a great time for au pairs and families to share the best part about being - or hosting! - an au pair. Take a look at what some attendees had to say!

Part of the Family
Part of the Family

Nathalia, from Brazil, really feels like part of the family! Photo courtesy of InterExchange

Big Sister
Big Sister

Ombeline, from France, gets to feel like a big sister! Photo courtesy of InterExchange

Funniest Ever
Funniest Ever

What luck! Her family is the “funniest ever”! Photo courtesy of InterExchange

Ana with whiteboard
Ana with whiteboard

Ana, from Brazil, feels like a member of the family, too – and she loves the food! Photo courtesy of InterExchange

Host kids shared what they love about their au pairs, too!

These sisters were eager to share their favorite thing about their au pair. Too many good things to just pick one!

Host child with whiteboard
Host child with whiteboard

The best thing about my au pair is: she plays music with me. Photo courtesy of InterExchange

Host child with whiteboard
Host child with whiteboard

The best thing about my au pair is: she reads with me. Photo courtesy of InterExchange

Host child with whiteboard
Host child with whiteboard

The best thing about my au pair is: she helps me with Spanish homework and teaches me Spanish Photo courtesy of InterExchange

Host child with whiteboard
Host child with whiteboard

The best thing about my au pair is: she teaches me Spanish. Photo courtesy of InterExchange

Volunteering with God’s Love We Deliver was a great experience.

Kate Ferrin, our Participant Services Manager, enjoyed participating in this Host Family Day. It was a great time for her to reconnect with au pairs that she met at Orientation and Training, as well as meet some host families!

kateferrin
kateferrin

Photo courtesy of InterExchange

It was great to know that the bags that we worked to create would go toward bringing someone a meal, and that we were joining so many volunteers who have worked toward this cause.

Stephanie Willhide Stephanie Willhide

Stephanie started her career working for a cultural exchange program that supports English language learning in Chilean public schools. She came to InterExchange's Au Pair USA program in 2013, and now works as the Web Developer.

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