Wednesday, September 21, 2011

United Way Day of Caring

Today a gang of Charlottesville Area Newcomers participated in the United Way Day of Caring

This annual event began in 1992 to rally citizen groups to help local non-profits for just one day. 

~ 2,100 volunteers were slated to help 100 agencies.

A portion of the materials to process.

From 1 pm - 5 pm, a "subset" of the Newcomers Club helped organize materials for the Safe Schools/Healthy Students program.  Sharon, Lisa and I filed, categorized, and labeled brochures that wrapped around the hallways of the Commission on Children and Families office suite.

Newcomers Club members helped 5 different non-profit agencies today as part of the United Way Day of Caring. 

The Newcomers Club has many groups that you can participate.  The club is open to new residents to the Charlottesville area and it's a great way to get to know your community.  I serve as a volunteer for the Newcomers Community Outreach group along with Tory and Sylvia.  Our task is to identify one day projects for area non-profits and recruit volunteers within the Newcomers Club membership.

Sharon and Lisa are all smiles!  Volunteering is good for u.
The Charlottesville Area Newcomers Club is open to any new resident to the Charlottesville area in the past 3 years.  Their BIG Fall Coffee is 10 am on September 27 at the the Church of the Incarnation.  Area agencies will be on hand to discuss possible volunteer opportunities.  This is how I met several new friends so if you are new to the area and possibly feel a little lost, this is "the" event to attend!


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