We have dinner meeting for our team of providers set for the evening of Monday March 10. This will kick off a productive week of reflection and brainstorming between Sessions 2 and 3 of EBB, which leads us up to an official MCPS training session Friday March 14, 12:30. Let’s get ready to dedicate ourselves to advancing our youth development efforts!
We’re proud to announce our support of steppingstonesshelter.org through attendance of their March Madness fundraiser the evening of March 28. We value our relationship with this shelter and we want to continue to support them in the future.
Reminder: our huge Hains Point Clean-up event is less than a month away! The event continues to gain momentum, and we look forward to gaining as much volunteer support as possible. Please spread the word!
We are excited to announce So What Else’s participation in the International Cultural Center’s Good Deeds Day, April 3 from 3 to 5 at the Kehilat Shalom synagogue in Montgomery Village (9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886) alongside many other local charitable organizations! So What Else will be leading arts and crafts for the event’s young attendees! In addition, we’ll be collecting a variety of in-kind donations. We will accept sporting equipment and art supplies for SWE summer programs, gently used clothing to donate to one of the area shelters that we support, and nonperishable food items for Nourish Now.
We will also be collecting supplies for our summer programs on May 10 10am-2pm outside the Giant at 842 Muddy Branch Rd Gaithersburg, MD. There, we’ll be looking for sporting equipment, arts and crafts supplies, and cooking materials.
Once again, we’ve gotta give props to star volunteer Sonia Lwin. Recently, she signed us on with the Salvation Army’s Soles of Strength Shoe Drive, through which So What Else will be providing a brand new pair of shoes to a child in need in the DC area! She was also kind enough to take me along to last night’s screening of Lekha Singh’s documentary “Beyond Right and Wrong” downtown. The film is a poignant telling of a number of stories of conflict, peace, and forgiveness from around the world. Please visit filmraise.com to watch the movie for free. Each view is a chance for one of the film’s partner charities of your choosing to win grant money.
Thanks are also due to Kathy Corey for officially nominating Bob for a Montgomery Serves award! Furthermore, Ms. Corey is responsible for bringing on board Edward Owusu, principal at Shady Grove MS, and the Collaboration Council to provide testimonials to support Bob. The awards ceremony will be held on April 28 at 6:30 pm at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. Tickets are available at http://www.montgomeryserves.