The Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope (AAFH) held another Art Night at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Winfield on Thursday, December 10, 2015 in the Community Room. 

The Community Room was filled with patients of all ages and their parents staying at the house.  These young patients are being treated at Central DuPage Hospital or the Proton Center.

Gwen Pastryk, an active AAFH volunteer and distributor of Organo Coffee, planned and organized the Sculpey Clay Art project.  Gwen’s sister-in-law, Ms. Denice Steinmann, Chairman and owner of Polyform donated all the Sculpey clay kits and sculpture accessories for the event.  Polyform Products, makers of Sculpey and other innovative products, is located in Elk Grove Village, IL.

We are very appreciative of Denice’s generous donation of the Polyform products.  We also want to thank Gwen’s family who also volunteered for the Art Night: Tom Pastryk (husband), Cindy Averitt (sister-in-law), Anthony McInerney (great nephew).

All the patients created their own keychains, rings and other creative items.  It was amazing to see how creative the young patients were during the Art Night!  They got to enjoy and experience the joy the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope volunteers brought to the RMH.

Several teens submitted their gift requests through the AAFH website that night and we are honored to fulfill their requests!