Program Director Nigel Nero, along with his management team at our Harlem Day Program site decided to incorporate some friendly competition into their holiday season.
The 154th Street location challenged individuals and staff to a wreath making competition. The objective was to create a Christmas Wreath based upon recycled items. This meant that no money was spent on the project, just do-it-yourself creativity!
Nero noted, “This was also a cheerful method for us to embark in our new endeavor which is to establish a recycling education program.” 154th Street plans on teaming up with New York City Office of Recycling Outreach and Education program in the New Year.
A Christmas wreath has significant meaning for the season. Its circular shape represents eternity, for it has no beginning and no end. It also represents a never ending love for your fellow citizens. The evergreen, most frequently used in making wreathes, symbolizes growth and everlasting life.
Congratulations to the Education Group and Steve Davidson, whose wreath was crowned the winner.