Cheers to Our Volunteers: May 2018

Thank you to all of our May 2018 volunteers!

Getting a Head Start on Reading, Crafting and Even Finances!

Our littlest clients at Early Head Start and Head Start experienced the power of reading, crafting and play!

Thank you to the following organizations:

  • Teresa and Joel Kaplan of Kaplan Family Foundation for Children’s Literacy for uplifting the children at Head Start with a reading celebration and for giving the gift of a brand new book for each child to take home to read with their parents.
  • United Bank for teaching the children about the power of money and saving through a presentation and game utilizing coins.
  • Turner Construction for selecting Head Start for their annual Paint the Town Blue initiative. The children loved reading a book about butterflies and crafting their very own butterfly to practice symmetry.
  • TD Bank for playing games of Bingo and Twister at Head Start, and reading the book “The Day the Crayons Quit” with the children.

Tidying Up Our Thrift Shops

Each day, we receive generous donations to our thrift shops in Falls Church and Centreville, and we’re thankful for our volunteers’ assistance to keep the shops well organized for our customers.

Thank you to the following for your commitment to our community:

  • Fannie Mae
  • Hyatt Tyson’s Corner
  • Fairfax County Department of Family Service

Sprucing Up SERVE Campus

Thanks to our volunteers who continuously work to ensure our SERVE Campus is in tip-top shape for our guests and clients — inside and out:

  • BAE Systems for painting the bathrooms and the trim on the door of the main entrance and offices. The fresh coat of paint makes our facility even more inviting for both guests and staff.
  • Sudley Elementary School’s Girls on the Run for collecting 300 rolls of toilet paper and several rolls of paper towels for the SERVE Family Shelter. These items are a constant need!
  • Bob Stewart and Dale Stubenrauch for becoming the newest additions to the SERVE Family Shelter Job Coach volunteer team! Bob and Dale assist guests weekly with job hunting, applications and resumes.

Keeping Hilda Barg Organized

As donations roll through at Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center, space is at a premium, so organization is critical to helping provide our guests with the resources they need.

Thank you to the following individuals for helping us organize and keep our sheds clean:

  • Terry Rearson
  • Breena Blake

Sorting Goods at the Hunger Resource Center

The Hunger Resource Center serves more than 600 families per month and more than 9,000 unique individuals per year by offering affordable and healthy food for those who need assistance. We’re thankful for the volunteers who help keep the shelves stocked and neatly arranged so that clients can easily find the items they need:

  • AT&T
  • Micron Technologies
  • Lockheed Martin

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