Cheers to Our Volunteers: April 2018

Thank You to All of Our April 2018 Volunteers!

Brightening Up Our SERVE Campus

Thank you to Village of Impact members the Vaka Family for coordinating a pillow drive for our SERVE Family Shelter, as well as creating crafty care packages for shelter guests. The Vakas delivered more than 60 new pillows and 30 care packages to the shelter, which will be delivered to shelter guests to make them feel more at home.

Thank you to Mike Henry, musician and frequent open mic performer at Jirani Coffeehouse, who hosted an acoustic night at our SERVE Family Shelter this month, equipped with all of the coffeehouse fixings. Apple Federal Credit Union volunteers provided the table linens, décor and treats for guests to indulge in while enjoying the tunes. Local artists Gracious Me and Michael R.J. Roth also performed and some of our guests shared their talents too! It was a wonderful evening for all and a huge thank you to everyone who made it possible.

Thank you to Nuance Communications for brightening up our SERVE Campus by painting the hallways and the bathroom in our Hunger Resource Center with a fresh coat of paint! Nuance also built a brand new storage shed to house donations, bagged more than 300 pounds of rice to distribute to our neighbors and donated funds for various projects around the SERVE Family Shelter. Your contributions have made an enormous impact on both the SERVE Shelter and our guests and clients we serve. Thank you, Nuance!

Thank you to Stonewall Middle School Action Group and Green Hedges School for donating time, resources and goodies to our SERVE Family Shelter this month. Stonewall donated 400 pairs of socks for shelter guests, while Green Hedges gave the shelter a little sprucing up with the spring cleaning of our SERVE Campus.

Thank you to Eileen Moore, education director of Abrakadoodle Prince William County, and Nancy Hummer, who presented an art lesson and projects for the children at our SERVE Family Shelter. Eileen and Nancy taught the children the “resist” technique by using tape and painting over it with water colors. The tape resists the paint, and a beautiful birch tree is created! The children had a lot of fun, and their parents did, too!

Giving Back to Our Littlest Clients

Thank you to Sage Communications, Hyatt, Kaplan Family Foundation for Children’s Literacy and CapTech for supporting our littlest clients this month! From reading stories and making crafts to donating more than 200 books and sponsoring a classroom’s science fair, our Head Start students definitely felt the impact of your collective volunteer efforts.

Thank you to Suntiva for making our littlest clients at Early Head Start get excited about spring by providing Easter baskets for the children, as well as reading books with them.

Keeping Our Thrift Stores Tidy and Well-Stocked

Thank you to NRECA and 2U for volunteering at Clock Tower Thrift in Falls Church and organizing incoming donations to ensure our thrift store stays tidy!


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