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 September 25, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Register to volunteer here. (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.)
We’ll be collecting items at the August EPC Education Program event on August 15 at the Westin City Center. You can find a full wish list for the Children’s Inn here.
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.
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.