The students at White Oak Elementary did a great job with their drawings in our philanthropy class last Friday June 7, 2013. We watched a video featuring Will Smith speaking about achievement and greatness, focused on hard work honing a skill and the importance of helping others. We then listened to a speech by MLK, called “Loving Your Enemy.” We then held an open discussion about issues in our world and community, and the students each did a writing or art project campaigning for a better world. Many focused on the environment and helping the sick and the elderly, Aldon and Bill were class standouts.
So What Else helped out at the Taste of Wheaton this past Sunday, June 9th. We brought out a group of almost 10 people who were on site from 8am until 5, helping the vendors get their stands set up and functioning. It was an enjoyable day for all participating!
In addition to contributing to the cause, So What Else helped to staff the Taste of Potomac on Saturday night hosted by Adoptions Together. Special thanks to volunteers Sherry Warren, Debbie Yaffe and Daphne Clark who all spent the majority of the evening at the Bindemann Center. The event was a success and we were happy to serve.
Last Thursday at the White Oak Recreation our weekly integrative wellness class led by Jesse Breslerman was joined by environmental educator Davey Rogner. It’s great to have people come in and share their passions!
Last Wednesday, So What Else put together a volunteer team for Bikes for the World. We have signed on for another event July 13. 2013 at their Arlington warehouse, please join us for this day of fun service and bike preparation.
This upcoming Friday at 2pm we celebrate the end of the school year at the White Oak Recreation Center. We are still looking for volunteers and artists and musicians for this event. Please join us on Friday at 1700 April Lane Silver Spring, MD.