I, Karina Kunka, have been friends with Caitlin Haigh since we were in elementary school, and we will be graduating this Spring. However, Caitlin has a variety of life-threatening diseases that have prevented her from attending most of high school. To help offset the costs of her medical expenses, I have been making "Dragons of a Different Color," or clay dragon ornaments. To date, I have earned roughly $1,100, but with your support, we can do so much better together. $5 buys a pre-made dragon in your choice of the available colors, and $10 special orders are taken through December 5th (see pictures below). Every single penny of your $5 (or more) donation goes directly towards Caitlin's medical expenses, and in return, you get to adopt a dragon! If you are interested in adopting a dragon this winter, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and for more information on Caitlin, visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/caitlinalliehaigh.
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 at this website: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1684&cerid=0&cdt=11%2f22%2f2014
George Mason Elementary, in partnership with 4th Baptist Church and the Richmond City Police Department, are looking for tutors Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 4:45 starting November 17th. Tutoring sessions will take place at 4th Baptist Church (28th & P Streets), and there is an orientation on November 10th at 3:30 (also at the church). The school is looking for students to make a regular commitment to working with their students (1 day a week, 2 days a week, or all 3). Please contact Reginald Barley, Esquire, at 783-8468 or at RMBLaw1@msn.com. Mr. Barley is the parent of a MW Alum. This is a great opportunity (similar to the Newtowne Tutoring Program) and is located less than 4 miles from MWGS.
Additionally, this is something that I would like to be involved with. I can commit to one day a week and would be willing to drive up to 4 students in my car and return to MWGS afterwards. Please let me know if you're interested. Sharon Parker, Community Service Coordinator
Flex Your Creative Muscles: Community Arts Sampler with the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Friday, November 7th from 5-9 p.m.
Give the Gift of Conversation: Food and Fellowship with Virginia Supportive Houseing, Wednesday, November 19th from 6-7:30 p.m.
Sign up at http://www.handsonrva.org