Volunteers at Work

September 27, 2019

9.27.10 Meet Megan.

Megan is a mom. She’s a librarian. She’s an artist. She’s kind, energetic, positive and wonderful to be around.She’s a volunteer at many places, including Crossroads.

We’re lucky to have her as a volunteer here.

Megan started with us last spring. When we met to talk about volunteering, we quickly came to the agreement that her art would be a blessing here at the school. She spoke about a vision of adding color and creativity to the walls where the children would be able to see them every day. She’s been doing that ever since.

Megan’s first endeavor was to create a mural in honor of Autism Awareness Month, and by the end of April it was complete.


The mural is adored by everyone here, and the title speaks to our mission and makes us all proud.

Next, Megan wanted to give a sense of meaning to one of the fire extinguishers. Knowing that so many children do not grasp the function of a fire extinguisher, she painted around it to give it visual meaning.

When an artist loves a particular animal, that animal always starts to appear in that artist’s work. Megan’s love of horses is something we’re so fortunate she is sharing with us.     

Her latest efforts are to convey the story and characters of the INSIDE OUT movie. We can’t wait to see these pictures come to life on our walls.


Megan, all of us at Crossroads thank you for your time and school beautification projects. You and your artistry are wonderful here.

1.23.19 How awesome is it when someone offers an extra set of hands, when they provide needed help?

We think it’s REALLY awesome!

Crystal is a Speech Therapist at a school nearby but wants to help us too. She is amazing, coming in twice each week after her OWN school day to help the teachers and therapists here at Crossroads Center for Children by pitching in with laminating, copies, cutting and pasting and creating materials. She’s a phenomenal help, and we’re so lucky to have her!

Crystal has also helped with our Mulching Days on the playground, as well as donating 12 bags more of mulch and bringing her husband over to apply the mulch the day after, because more was still needed.

Further, Crystal has donated to our program to purchase Learning Without Tears materials for the school year, because she sees how great of a curriculum it is and wants to help us achieve it. She has continually contributed to fundraisers and campaigns held by the school!

She says she loves being a volunteer here. “Everyone is so friendly and happy. It’s great to be able to contribute, and I love what you do here. I love the ABA!”

We’re so glad she’s here to help us, always with a smile and positive words. We love having her here!

Crossroads Center for Children is located at 1136 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, N.Y. 12306. Our mission statement – To prepare individuals with and without developmental disabilities for life success within their family and community – is benefited by involvement from our community. Please consider being a volunteer at Crossroads.

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