Dear So What Else Family:
The following is a list of topics covered in this monthly update:
Volunteer Service Events
News and Notes
Breaking News: Adult Volunteers needed at AT&T Golf tournament, June 25th to June 30th!
Volunteer Service Events
Ongoing Every Thursday – Every Thursday from 2PM to 8PM Bikes for the World has open volunteering at their King Farm Barn location. Volunteers are needed to help process bikes for shipping to third world countries in need. This is a fun, rewarding experience for bikers and people interested in bikes. The barns are located at the corner of Piccard and Grand Champion within the King Farm community.
May 26th – Join us in volunteering at Common Good City Farm to make a difference in the way people eat. Volunteers will help pick crops or whatever the CGCF staff need from 4:00-6:00pm. The farm is located on V Street NW, between 2nd and 4th Streets, NW. Common Good City Farm is an urban farm and education center that grows food for low-income residents in Washington, DC and provides educational opportunities for all people that help increase food security, improve health, and contribute to environmental sustainability.
June 2nd – Join us for our student board meeting at 10AM at One Preserve Parkway, Suite 150, Rockville MD. This will be a round table discussion about service opportunities and youth leadership roles within our organization. This is a chance for student social entrepreneurs to share their ventures and gain support they may need.
June 7th, 8th and 9th – Come and help out at the Special Olympics 2013 Summer Games. Volunteers are needed to assist with the sporting events and a variety of other special events, including opening ceremony. Over 500 volunteers are needed this weekend so there are opportunities available for everyone! The games are located at Towson University, volunteer time depends on the day you are working. Sports experience is not required, all volunteers will be trained prior to event. Volunteers must be 16 years of age. To sign up please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013SGvolunteer.
June 8th - Volunteers are needed at the “Taste of Potomac” fundraiser for Adoptions Together from 5PM to 10PM. The event will be held at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center in Potomac located at 11810 Falls Road Potomac Md, 20854. Adoptions Together is committed to providing the highest quality child placement services and mental health services. Volunteers are needed to help out with registration, monitoring auction tables, bar assistants, check out and breakdown the event. Sponsors for the event are needed as well!
June 9th – Volunteer at the Taste of Wheaton from 8am to 6pm. 12 volunteers are needed from 8am to 2pm and then 8 volunteers from 2pm to 6pm. The event is located at the Wheaton Farmers Market at 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902 between Georgia Ave and Veirs Mill Road.
June 14th – Come out and volunteer at the White Oak Community and Rec Center End of the Year Celebration! The celebration is from 2 pm to 7 pm at 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring MD. Volunteers are needed to help out at the events and activities. We are also looking for massage therapists, face painters or any other provider who would like to donate their time to the center.
June 25th to June 30th – Volunteers are needed to staff the AT&T Golf Tournament at the Congressional Country Club, 8500 River Road Bethesda MD, 20817 . Volunteers can choose from 2 shifts and may pick multiple days. The shifts are from 7AM to 2PM or 11AM to 6PM. Volunteers get lunch and may continue to watch the golf and enjoy the tournament after their shifts are over.
So What Else and the Kennedy High School Key Club collected over 150-200 books to be delivered to Haiti. Special thanks to Kennedy HS for collecting the books, and Olivia Deramus from LearnServe for helping get them delivered.
Special thanks to Murvell Delpino for being a great volunteer and putting on an arts and crafts class for elementary aged children at White Oak Rec Center this Friday 5/10.
This year as her Bat Mitzvah project, Jamie Lipson collected sporting goods to be donated to So What Else for our after school programs and classes. Thank you and congratulations, Jamie!
On May 11th, Daphne Clark attended a seminar at the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County. She received advice on how community based organizations should run meetings and structure their company in terms of dealing with giving everyone on the staff a voice.
News and Notes
Charities of the Month: Adoptions Together, Nourish now
Stars of the month: Daphne Clark