Community Service

THANK YOU Capital Chapter Volunteers for making a difference and a positive impact in the lives of others.”

The Children’s Inn at NIH: New Date November 28, 2018

Please join us as we provide a meal for the 50-70 families staying at The Children’s Inn at NIH. These family dinners allow The Inn residents to relax, while alleviating the worries of transportation, grocery shopping, and the hassle of preparing a meal after a long day of traveling or spending hours at the hospital with a sick child.

The Children’s Inn is a caring place to be—a place to relax with other families that are undergoing serious medical treatment. After long travels, families are often tired and ready for a home-cooked meal. The Inn invites different groups and organizations to provide a large meal for all of the families. This is also an opportunity for them to meet, mingle, and interact with other families, creating an environment of mutual support and caring.

The volunteers will prepare and serve the meal. The Community Services Committee is collecting monetary donations to cover the cost of the meals, if you’d like to donate please do so here.

The Children’s Inn is located at 7 West Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814 (closest Metro Stop is Medical Center, on-site parking is available). We will meet on November 28, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Please note there is a very limited number of volunteers for the event. If you are not able to attend please cancel so that your spot may be filled.

Want to donate towards the cost of the meal? Vicki Johnson & Associates has generously offered to match cash donations up to $500. Please donate here


Community Services Committee Coat Drive for One Warm Coat

Help the CSC make this coming winter both warmer and safer for area residents. Adult and children’s coats will be collected at drop off locations listed below and at the September 26 Get Hooked! event and October 23 Education Program. Can’t make the events? Click here to donate.

About One Warm Coat One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to children and adults in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Since One Warm Coat’s inception in 1992, we have worked with our volunteers to host more than 27,000 coat drives and have given away more than 5 million coats.

Drop off locations:
Beth Menlanson, San Francisco Travel,1730 M St, NW Ste 807, Washington, DC 20036
Contact: call 202-803-5461 to coordinate
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, security in the lobby
Lisa Luks, HelmsBriscoe, 1933 Fisher Court, Falls Church, VA 22043
Contact: (703-532-0969)
Flexible drop off, call before dropping off (home) to coordinate
Drop off deadline is October 22, 2018 for these locations.

Thank you to our donations drop off sponsor:



Our Military Kids Silent Auction Charity Organization

Please consider donating a silent auction item for the November Rewind event benefiting Our Military Kids

Founded in 2004, Our Military Kids is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization providing support and recognition to military children. This includes children, ages 5-18, of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members, as well as children of wounded warriors from all service branches.The grants pay fees associated with athletic, fine arts and tutoring programs. Read more about the programs provided on their Fact Sheet and Impact Report. You may also make a monetary donation here.


National Day of Service and Remembrance with the AARP Meal Pack Challenge 

On Tuesday, September 11th the AARP Foundation led a Summer of Service to Seniors via a “Meal Pack Challenge”, with a goal to assemble 1,000,000 meals for hungry seniors in major metro areas throughout the U.S.

Thank you to all who participated in the DC event! View list here.






Thank you all for making our Humane Rescue Alliance community service event a success!

We collected over 6 bags of treats, several blankets and 146 t-shirts total. Our on-site volunteers made about 40 dog toys that we were able to hand out when we toured the adoptable dogs and cats. $1,203 were raised via the online link (including donations that were collected at the Capital Chapter monthly educational events); this allowed us to sponsor 4 cats (Hattie May, Badger, Mellon, and Tee tee) and 4 dogs (Holtby, Sue, Stacy, and Silke).

A special thank you to those who volunteered on-site: Kim Allison, Jennifer Bond, Stefanie Brown, Erin Carter, Kristie Chang, Brian Chung, Mallory De la Rosa, Katelyn Diehl, Cheri Fairchild, Whitney Gafford, Mariana Gallo, Leslie Hastings, Matt Heck, Lauren Hyps, Denise Jackson, Gabby Jenifer, Vicki Johnson, Eric Kincaid, Stephen Longbottom, Karen MacFarland, Mary Manier, Caitlin Nicolson, Monica Robinson, Kim Sackett, Will Trokey, Jordan Vallerga, Allison Wachter, and Scott Warren.

Also a special thank you to those who donated via the online link: Jim Kelley, Diane Kovats, Marcus Eng, Boomer, Kathy McAdams, Moxie and Hodor, Winnie and Stella, C Phalen, Mrs. Jennifer Erney Mccurley, Beverly Johnson-Hampton, Josie, Mary Gallagher, Vicki Johnson on behalf of Peanut, Heather Buss, John Rubsamen, Rebecca Ramsey, In memory of the Haning fur babies who have passed and various PCMA Capital Chapter Member Donations.

You can learn more about the Humane Rescue Alliance here.

Rebecca SchingelCommunity Service