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Businesses Kick Off Volunteer Service Projects in Montgomery

Volunteers are needed for a donation drive for gently used items on June 21 and to distribute those items in Montgomery County on June 28.

From a news release:

Twelve businesses are participating in the inaugural Circle of Leadership with the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County. These businesses are pioneering the first “Workforce for Good” service projects in the county, highlighting the value of employee volunteerism and corporate social responsibility as good corporate citizens in the community.

For our June Workforce for Good project, we’re declaring “Open Season on Poverty.” The CVC-MC and Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union have teamed up with nonprofit partners Manna Food Center and A Wider Circle for this service project.

Volunteers are invited to join us as we host a donation drive for gently used items on June 21 and as we distribute those items directly to neighbors in need on June 28.

There are three ways you can help!

  1. Host a collection drive at your office: collect from the list below, or a subset of it, and have a volunteer drop the donations off at the Universities of Shady Grove on Saturday, June 21 between 10 AM and noon.
  2. Make a personal donation: drop off any new or gently used items from this list to benefit our neighbors in need in Montgomery County. Drop off your donation at the Universities of Shady Grove on Saturday, June 21 between 10 AM and noon.
  3. Volunteer with us: There are volunteer opportunities both on our Collection Day, Saturday, June 21 and our Distribution “Free Market” at the Long Branch Community Center on Saturday, June 28. Volunteer for one day or both.

Collection Items

Personal care items: soap, shampoo, toothpaste. Cleaning supplies and paper goods: tissues, toilet paper, laundry detergent. Baby items: diapers, baby food/formula, toys.Professional attire: suits, dress shirts, slacks, ties. Food items: low-sodium canned vegetables, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, low-sugar high-fiber cereal, canned tuna/chicken, dried or canned beans. Household items (new or gently used): dishes, flatware, pots and pans; towels and linens; small appliances, such as vacuum cleaners and microwaves; furniture, such as beds, dressers, and couches.

Register online at https://cvc-mc.org to volunteer for this event on either June 21st, June 28th or both.

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County educates businesses on how to partner with and support non-profit organizations by helping create successful volunteer/charitable programs that positively impact the business, its employees and the local community. To learn more about the CVC-MC visit them on the web at www.cvc-mc.org.


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