Community Service

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

Q2 SPARK COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT:
Thank a Front-line Worker

Healthcare workers in our community have gone above and beyond to support and care for people in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Throughout the Spark Event, we ask our Chapter members to take a few minutes to show your appreciation for our area healthcare workers.  Click on any of the medical center pages below to post a “Thank You” to these valuable Front-line workers.  Have fun with it, for some you can even add pictures or drawings.

Healthcare Workers with Inova Health

Healthcare Workers at Johns Hopkins

George Washington University Health Center Workers

MedStar Stories of Gratitude

Healthcare workers at Anne Arundel Medical Center:
1) Nominate a nurse for their clinical skill and compassionate care: Nominate a nurse today!

2) Decorate and display paper hearts in your home, post a picture of your heart on social media and be sure to tag using the hashtag #IHeartAAMC  #HeartsForHealthcareWorkers

How to Give Back During the Time of Social Distancing

Humane Rescue Alliance – Need for food donations & fosters.  http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/support-us

Capital Area Food Banks https://volunteer.capitalareafoodbank.org/calendar

Red Cross Blood Donations https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive

PCMA Foundation Industry Relief Fund https://foundation.pcma.org/industry-relief-fund/

Text to donate:

  • Within the U.S., text to 41444. Enter prefix “RELIEFFUND,” the dollar amount, your first name and last name.
  • Example: RELIEFFUND 50 Jane Doe. You will then receive a link to complete the process of your payment.

Martha’s Table – volunteers for food banks  https://marthastable.volunteerhub.com/events/index

Dear Martha’s Table Volunteers,

We cannot thank you enough for the unprecedented level of support you have been giving in this moment of need. Your partnership is truly inspiring as we double down on our mission to support strong children, strong families, and strong communities in D.C.

Please note that Martha’s Table is designated as an essential service provider and will remain open throughout the crisis to provide essential resources to our neighbors in need.  That means that we still need your help! It is exactly in times like these that our city needs leaders like Martha’s Table to stand up and do what is right to support our neighbors.

This week, we are introducing:

EXTENDED SHIFTS: In order to meet increased need, Food Preparation at the Maycroft in Northwest D.C. has been extended to begin at 9:00 am, effective immediately

NEW SHIFTS: We have opened two new shifts at The Commons in Southeast D.C.:

  • Joyful Grocery Bagging PM: From 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Food Order Support 8:00 am-11:00 am (Both NorthWest and Southeast!)

All of our shifts are available on our VolunteerHub calendar and are updated daily.

Please know that we remain deeply committed to protecting the health and safety of our volunteers. As a precautionary measure, we have implemented a number of changes to our volunteer activities. Please see our volunteer health policy to learn more.

As always, we ask that volunteers who experience changes in their health, including respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties cancel or reschedule their volunteer shift.

Interested in helping in other ways?

  • You can find our wish list of supplies here. Martha’s Table is in need of hand sanitizer, hand soap, disinfecting wipes, disposable gloves, and baby care items.
  • If you are able, please consider making a gift today or setting up a group fundraiser to help us cover the costs of our increased food access efforts.

We recognize that many of you will have further questions about our response to COVID-19. Please don’t hesitate to contact 202-328-6608 or your volunteer manager for additional information.

 

Partners for Kids in Care/Cornerstone

As Meeting Industry professionals we understand the importance of the right luggage and travel accessories to get us where we are going.  We are fortunate enough to be able to pick just the right ones. Foster children and families that are forced to move from one location to another are not so lucky, often using trash bags to carry their belongings.  This GMID, lets demonstrate one more way that meetings are good and donate your used (good condition) or new duffel, carrying bags (small and medium sizes) and suitcases and help support them in this small but meaningful way to provide a better transition to their next location.

Donations will go to the following local organizations:
Duffel and carrying bagsPartners for Kids in Care through Child & Family Services Agency. This agency also expressed a need for new toiletry items.
SuitcasesCornerstones Embry Rucker Community Shelter

Not able to attend GMID or don’t want to bring the items to the GMID event?  An additional drop-off as been arranged at the following location: Lisa Luks, 1933 Fisher Court, Falls Church, VA 22043, lluks@helmsbriscoe.com 703-532-0969

Rebecca SchingelCommunity Service