Volunteer Ambassadors 

Storytime Crafts is excited to partner with the Needham High School for their Community Service Learning Program. Students have been working safely from home during the COVID-19 pandemic providing essential help for families most impacted by the COVID crisis. Their attention to detail and willingness to take on multiple projects and complete them in a time-sensitive manner has contributed to the positive impact on our community outreach initiatives and programs.

Patrick Tsung - Needham High School '21

Patrick Tsung is a student at Needham High School. In his spare time, he likes to go on walks and play video games. Patrick likes to travel, and some of his favorite places include Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and Hawaii. He is an avid fan of roads and transportation, and can name almost every country on earth. Patrick is a member of unified track and basketball, Boy Scouts and Model UN. 

Kate Paik- Needham High School '22

Kate is a rising junior at Needham High School. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her friends. She also enjoys playing the guitar and singing for her church. Like many of her friends, she is an avid Harry Potter fan. Apart from volunteering at Storytime Crafts, she enjoys volunteering at the soup kitchen in Cambridge and helping out with summer camps in the summer. 

Jacky Lau - Needham High School '22

Jacky Lau is a rising junior at Needham High School. Jacky enjoys reading, and some of her favorite books include Max, by Sarah Cohen-Scali, and Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom. In her free time, Jacky loves doing anything crafty, including embroidery, jewelry making, painting, drawing and more! Other activities she enjoys are baking, cooking and watching movies. She also likes traveling around the world, hanging out with her friends and family, and helping out the community every chance she gets.

Rory Paterniti - Needham High School '22

Rory is a rising junior at Needham High School. She loves being a part of the high school swim team, but also enjoys swimming at the beach, pool or anywhere else with her friends. She also loves reading just about any genre, especially dystopian novels. During the winter, she likes to ski with her family in Vermont, and her favorite part of summer is being with her cousins lakeside and biking around town with her friends.

Kaitlyn Wong- Needham High School '22

Kaitlyn is a rising junior at Needham High School. Kaitlyn loves to travel with her family all around the world. She has been to China, Canada, all across the US, and many of the Caribbean Islands. Kaitlyn enjoys reading Dystopian novels. Some of her favorite series are The Hunger Games, Legend, and Scythe. Kaitlyn is a fanatic of building LEGOS, and her favorite TV series is Avatar: The Last Airbender. Kaitlyn is also part of the high school volleyball team. Last year, the Needham Girls Volleyball team won the State Championship for the first time in NGVB history!

Samantha Cai - Needham High School '22

Samantha Cai is a rising junior at Needham High School. She enjoys reading realistic fiction and fantasy. Some of her favorite books include Eleanor & Park and The Selection Series. Her hobbies include drawing, sketching and creating all types of art. Samantha also travels a lot and loves to experience and learn about different cultures. In her free time she likes to go on bike rides, have picnics with her friends, and find new places to explore.

Nora Joyce - Newton Country Day School 

I am Nora, an eighth grader at Newton Country Day School. I love to run, play tennis, and bike. I also love hanging out with my four brothers and friends. I like to read historical fiction books because of how I can learn and remember many significant historical events through reading interesting stories. Some of my favorite historical fiction books are Number the Star and Refugee. Helping my community is something that I enjoy because I know that I am making a difference in children's lives. It is something that helps those most in need, and makes me feel happy knowing that I am doing something to help the world become a better place.

Sponsors and Partners for Literacy:


Storytime Crafts, Inc 2019


Storytime Crafts

31 Thorpe Road

Needham, MA 02494