Wednesday, July 8, 2009

CVN Monthly Update, July 2009: CVN's Five-Year Anniversary / Summer Celebration

Below is our most recent email--please let us know any feedback. Also, if you aren't getting these in your inbox, sign up on the County site (be sure to check the box that you're interested in CVN and in receiving emails):
Dear CVN volunteer,
We've been in touch several times over the last month, so we'll get right to the point here with some upcoming opportunities for July:

  • TimeSlips at Cherrydale - Sat, July 11th, 2-3 pm, Fri., July 24, 10:30-11:30 am, and on Sat, Aug 8, 2-3 pm:"TimeSlips" is a creative storytelling method that helps people with dementia connect with others. These volunteer events will recur at least a few more times.  Learn more and RSVP here.
  • Round 2 at AACH - Wed., July 15, 6:30-8 pm: As a follow up to our spring visit to the Arlington Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless we will clean out and organize their storage sheds. Volunteers will go through AACH's two storage sheds weeding out broken or unusable goods and reorganizing all of the items that have accumulated since the beginning of the year.  Learn more and RSVP here.
  • CVN's Five-Year Anniversary / Summer Celebration - Mon., July 20, 6:30-9:30 pm: We will be hosting our biggest event of the year at the Arlington Arts Center and we hope you will join us.  Scott Thuman of ABC/WJLA news will be our MC, Robert Egger, Founder and President of DC Central Kitchen will be speaking, and Arlington County Board Member and CVN Founder Walter Tejada will be recognizing five years of CVN.  The event is free, but we are asking instead for a food donation for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).  Also, Ireland's Four Courts is supplying a cash bar, with part of the proceeds going to AFAC. Please RSVP for the event on Facebook here, or via the Volunteer Arlington website here.
  • ACE Pickup and Drinkup - Sat., July 25, 3-5 pm: CVN is partnering with Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) for a Pickup and Drinkup. We'll start by cleaning up Four Mile Run and then travel a short distance to Shirlington around 5:00 pm to cool off with a few drinks. Learn more and RSVP here.

  • SAFE AT HOME! Kickball Tournament (join our CVN team!) - Saturday, Aug. 1, 10 am-dusk: We put a feeler out last month for this event, and got some interest, so we set up an event RSVP to get a definite set of people signed up. As we mentioned before, the cost is $40 each, which will support AACH and get you lunch and a shirt. Go here for more details on the event and, if interested, RSVP here to join us (we'll get in touch to coordinate paying for your spot).
  • Fest-AbilitySunday, July 19,  9 am - 6 pm: Help families from all over northern Virginia with children or adults with disabilities.  Lots of volunteers are needed at different shifts during the day for this festival and resource fair at the Dulles Expo Center.  Learn more here.
  • Various Other Volunteer Opportunities - Find some other volunteering opportunities you might be interested in here.
Hope you can join us for some of this and that you're enjoying the rainy Summer,


Brendan O'Connor
Community Volunteer Network

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