Family Peace Association families in New York and New Jersey gathered in Yonkers to share in the spirit of Earth Day.

Volunteers supported the local community by planting a community garden. This valuable experience for both parents and their children is more than an opportunity to feel good about doing something nice for others. Service activities like this one help parents and older brothers and sisters demonstrate a model of living for the sake of others as mentors to younger children in the community.

Volunteers expressed their gratitude to be a part of the project saying, “It was a great way to spend a sunny Sunday morning!” This service project was one of many completed by FPA NY/NJ as part of the Core Values Academy. What a great tradition!