At the start of National Volunteer Month, we want to recognize ALL our member volunteers who have had such a profound impact on students and families in our community since our founding, as a guild in 1999 and as a chapter in 2004. We also encourage everyone to choose a cause and volunteer! Feel the empowerment of knowing you’re making a difference in people’s lives.
Our programs have evolved over the past 22 years, but the caring and commitment of our members has remained steadfast. Currently, through our philanthropic programs we provide: nonperishable food to students; new clothing and toiletries, literacy support through individualized tutoring and the donation of new books; Hugs pillows to comfort young children who need help coping; and Baby/Layette Bundles that contain hand-made baby blankets and hats, onesies, and other items for new mothers. Despite our small size and limited budget, we’ve touched the lives of more than 8000 students and families in recent years, and managed to continue providing essential help during the pandemic. The ripple effects from 2 decades of helping the most vulnerable is incalculable, but we know we’ve provided hope and happiness, as well as basic essentials.
To learn more about our organization and the amazing work we do, come to 1 of 3 information sessions scheduled this month, which consist of:
- Tysons-Pimmit Library, on Wednesday, April 6, from 1 to 2:30 pm (7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church)
- The Oakton Library on Wednesday, April 20, from 1 – 2:30 pm (10304 Lynnhaven Drive, Oakton)
- The Burke Centre Library, on Wednesday, April 27, from 1:30 to 3 pm (5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke)
If you’re ready to join our team of dedicated men and women to help the most vulnerable in Northern Virginia, fill out and send in a membership application form.