Project: Homes is an NPO based in Richmond. A MWGS Alum, Nathan Johnson, is the Wheelchair Ramp Program Manager. This organization is seeking a team of volunteers (between 6-8 students) to assist with wheelchair ramp construction. Also looking for individuals to help with warehouse builds and/or small home repairs (painting, porch repair, yard work, etc.). No skills necessary – just a willingness to help others! Please contact Nathan Johnson at Nathan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Hillgrove would welcome at least 10 volunteers to help with the All Saints Catholic School (ASCS) Alumni Homecoming/Reunion on Sunday, October 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Located less than 3 miles from MWGS, volunteers would help with manning computers to assist with registration, greeting and welcoming alumni, helping with elderly guests who will be eating breakfast and may need some assistance, perhaps some light housekeeping, and other simple tasks. Please contact:
This year the walk will take place on October 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, VA. In support of Dominion’s efforts to this cause, we’re asking you to thoughtfully consider joining our team and personally raise funds that will be combined with the Dominion Kares for Katie team. It’s a short and family-friendly walk that is both fun and inspirational. If we each commit to walk and raise a $100 each, imagine the difference we can make!
If you are unable to join our team, we encourage you to make a tax-deductible contribution. For Dominion employees please remember that any contribution over $50 will be matched dollar for dollar through the matching gift program with the Dominion Foundation.
Most of you have been there right beside our family through this whole journey, holding our hands, saying prayers and so much more. For that we will forever be humbled. While we couldn’t help Katie, we remain hopeful that together we can help many other families who will be affected by leukemia and other blood cancers.
Please use the following link to register for the walk or to donate online quickly AND securely. I thank you in advance for your support that WILL make a difference.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Todd and Shelley Anderson
Dominion Kares for Katie
Lead Meteorologist - Energy Marketing
Dominion Energy Clearinghouse
120 Tredegar Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Email: Todd.Anderson@dom.com Phone: 804-787-6076
If you would like to volunteer to help clean up for Fall Festival, please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.
Nathaniel's Hope Buddy Break is a free program for children between the ages of 3 and 18 with any type of special needs. Their parents drop drop them off for 3 hours once a month so they can go run personal errands, have a lunch date, shop, or anything that would normally be hard to do with a special needs child. Anyone can volunteer, although volunteers must attend a 2 hour training session first about how to work with and handle special needs. There are two locations in Richmond: Trinity Lutheran Church in Richmond and Southside Church of the Nazarene in Chesterfield. Here's a link if you'd like to know more! http://www.nathanielshope.org/events-programs/buddy-break/
Crestwood Elementary is sponsoring English classes for the parents of their bilingual students starting in October. Crestwood is located in the Bon Air area of Chesterfield at 7600 Whittington Drive. There is a need for 3 to 4 student volunteers to assist with child care and homework (children 3-12 years old) while parents are taught English. Students may volunteer for any one night or for each of the dates listed below.
When: Tuesdays - Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 11, 18
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Cathy Davenport - 393.2261 or Catherine_Davenport@ccpsnet.net
Richmond Folk Festival is scheduled for the weekend of October 11-12th. Volunteers will be working to keep recycling and trash separate throughout the grounds during the festival. Please click on the document below regarding the Green Team specifically; or, alternatively, go to http://www.richmondfolkfestival.org/docs/volunteer.html for other opportunities to volunteer at the Richmond Folk Festival. Students must register online so don't delay -- great opportunity for a group of MWGS students to work together.
If you are interested in helping clean the Japanese Garden at Maymont Park on Saturday, NOVEMBER 22, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, the information can be found here at this website: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1684&cerid=0&cdt=11%2f22%2f2014
Ms. Lisa Pauley, Director of Music at FRIENDS Association for Children, is looking for volunteer music instructors. FRIENDS offers subsidized full-day care for children from 6 weeks of age through pre-kindergarten and after-school care for children from kindergarten through 5th grade. FRIENDS focuses on developing and nurturing the whole child, so there is an emphasis on academic excellence, health and nutrition, emotional development and creative expression. Much of the opportunity for creative expression is found in FRIENDS Music and Performing Arts Program, which was founded in 2007. Lessons are offered in piano, guitar, woodwinds, brasses, strings and drums and are taught exclusively by volunteer instructors, many of whom have been teaching in the program since it began. We are especially looking for Violin, Guitar, Piano, Flute, Brass and Drums. Our fall semester begins Monday, October 6th and we have lessons between the hours of 4 and 6.
The Hands of FRIENDS also interprets vocal music in American Sign Language, a beautiful and moving art form and have performed at various churches and venues throughout the city. Dance instruction in ballet, tap and other forms of dance allows children to express themselves through movement, while gaining confidence. The Bells of FRIENDS was the first performance ensemble established at FRIENDS and it has provided dozens of children and youth the opportunity to learn and grow using English Hand bells.
Please Lisa Pauley at email email@example.com or by phone at 644-2357. I look forward to hearing from you.
FRIENDS Association for Children
1004 St. John Street
Richmond, VA 23220
o: (804) 644-2357 x 115
f: (804) 644-0509
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