Join a Barbeque Party to Support the Walk Now for Autism Speaks.

On August 3, 2014 at 12 pm the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ cluster will host a barbecue party in Core Creek Park, Langhorne, PA 19047 as a support of  Autism Speaks  Philadelphia. The Au Pairs and I are planning a big fundraising event to support the Walk Now for Autism Speaks on that day.
It is also a family Day Conference and an Au Pair meeting. We are going to celebrate birthdays, farewell and welcome parties for a few new Au Pairs: Au Pair Nita from S. Africa,  Au Pair Natalia from Colombia,  Au Pair Ling from China, Au Pair Rachel from S. Korea, Au Pair Andrea from Colombia and others.  autism1
Several months ago Au Pairs from the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ cluster created Au Pair’s committee to raise money and organize the walk. Last month we had the first fundraising event- an Au Pair International Pot-Luck Dinner and we raised $220.IMG_20140629_215409
Everyone is welcome and any food contributions will be appreciated. Au pairs will organize games and crafts for kids and adults. There will be lots of activities and fun things to Autism
 The picnic area is behind the Bucks County Core Creek Dog Park. If you and your family and friends are interested in attending, please contact me. I will provide all the details about the event and the direction to the picnic. There is an entrance fee of $5 for an adult and $3 for a child, which will go towards our fundraising efforts.core Greek Park free
Please also join us on “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” in Philadelphia on November 2, 2014. For more information, check out and join the facebook page for Au Pairs volunteering in the USA.

It’s time to say goodbye

Ophelia’s Diary.

Tomorrow is time to say goodbye and move forward. I am going to be an Au Pair in Las Vegas, not  in Philadelphia anymore. I am really excited about my new life in Las Vegas but in the meantime I feel so sad I have to say goodbye to everyone here.

Au Pair Ophelia life

First I will miss my host family so much, especially Theo. He made my year. He is always so funny and cute, I will for sure miss him a lot. Good thing is my host family still have help after I leave.

Au Pair and host child

Then I will miss all my friends here so much. I have all these wonderful Au Pair friends from Go Au Pair. We did lots of volunteer work together. I really hope their new project Walk Now Autism Speaks works well.

Au Pair friends

Specially my Local Area Representative (LAR) Polina, I will miss her so much. She really helped me a lot with my blog and my life here. She is just like an angel to me. I will come back to visit everyone here in the future.

Au Pair and LAR

There will be for a few days you can not hear from me. Because before I start to work with my new host family in Las Vegas I will take one week’s vacation first. After everything is settled down in Las Vegas for me, I will come back and share more of my Au Pair stories with you!

Goodbye Philadelphia

Goodbye, I will miss all of you so much!

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Au Pair’s International Pot-Luck and Raising funds for Autism

Ophelia’s Diary.

This was my last Au Pair activity in Philadelphia, also one of my favorite Au Pair meeting. We had an international Pot- Luck. As we had Au Pair from South Africa, Colombia, Ecuador, China, Mexico, Germany, Ukraine and El Salvador at the meeting, we tried food from 8 countries. The food was so delicious.

Au Pair international Pot- luck

I feel so lucky we have Au Pairs from so many different countries. Different background makes us all unique. But on the other hand, we are similar as we are all caring Au Pairs from Go Au Pair!

Au Pair internatioanl

After the Pot-Luck, we had an auction to raise funds for Autism. Please join our team on facebook. Every Au Pair brought some items which were wrapped in bags, then we all participated in the auction. the Au Pair Auction

Au Pair Annie was the auctioneer. The events went very well. We raised $220 totally. The participators got something they like as well.


Then we just relaxed in the swimming pool, said goodbye to each other as so many of us will leaving soon. I feel sad that I couldn’t attend the Walk Now Autism Speaks any more. Au Pair swimming PoolHope everything goes well for the Au Pair program in the future and many new Au Pairs can join.

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Au Pair event to raise funds for Walk Now Autism Speaks

Au Pairs from the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ cluster created a committee and a special page Au Pairs volunteering in the USA on facebook to organize and raise money for Walk Now Autism Speaks. The very first fundraising event- an Au Pair International Pot-Luck Dinner and a wrap-around event to raise funds for the walk -will be on Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Ardmore, PA. autism

The Committee planed an Auction to support the Walk Now for Autism Speaks after the International Dinner.  Au Pairs will donate some items for the Auction. Items will be wrapped or hidden in gift bags. The Au Pair Annie from Mexico will be an auctioneer and conduct the auction. The  committee hopes we raise a lot of money and have fun.


Many host families emailed that they would love to participate. The Au Pairs may ask their host families for help.

Also, one Au Pair suggested doing an Au Pair clothing market. Some Au Pairs may donate clothes and some Au Pairs  may buy them and this money will go to fundraising.

Go Au Pair team volunteered in Philadelphia

We will also wear a lovely Au Pair T-shirts and take many photos for our memories and to participate in the Go Au Pairs contest.

After the auction, Au Pairs will have something special in their bags in return for their kindness and generosity. What they will get at the auction will be like a present since their money will go to the sick kids. Many Au Pairs are leaving the cluster,  so it will be a nice memory to take with them.  Au pairs-standing-in-line

Au Pairs from other agencies or Go Au Pair clusters are welcome. Please, join the Go Au Pair team in fundraising for ”Walk Now for Autism Speaks.”

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