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Call to Action: We have thousands of kids needing your help

 Good morning Prince William – mark your calendars for the 71st Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade at 10am. The Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program is collecting new toys right before the start of the parade. Please come enjoy this wonderful community event and share the joy of the season with donating a toy for either a boy or girl age 0 to 12yrs. old. The toy float will come down the entire parade route and volunteers will collect your donations right on the spot.

· Cheers to F.H. Furr and their Keep’emWarm Coat Drive for kids across the community. We are collecting new kids coats age 0 to 12yrs old. There are hundreds of kids that will show up at school with only a sweatshirt on when they should have a warm coat on. You can drop off your donation at any of the 4 United Bank branches in Prince William- Liberia Road, Balls Ford Road, Lake Ridge and Route 1 Dumfries. And the PW Libraries are also collecting coats at the following full service locations: Chinn Park, Potomac, Montclair, Central, Bull Run and Haymarket/Gainesville branches. Huge Cheers to F.H. Furr, PW Libraries and United Bank for this partnership!

· The Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift program for needy kids is in full swing. Come share the joy of the season by sponsoring a child. You will receive the child’s name, age and two gift wishes so you can make their dreams come true. You can download all the info at: volunteerprincewilliam.org.
We have thousands of kids needing your help!

· Chapel of His Glory Immigration Ministry is looking for a volunteer Paralegal/Legal Assistant to help pro bono lawyers working with immigrant families who entered the US legally and need assistance to renew/retain their legal status. Please email Pastor Herbert at: treasuredglory@gmail.com for more info.

· The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteer’s age 55+ to present the Safe at Home curriculum to 4th grade students. Come be part of the team to teach cute kids critical life skills while they are home alone. Please call Jan at (571) 292-5307 for more info.

· Bright Care Center in Manassas provides social and medical services to adults with disabilities. Volunteers are needed daily to pick up the noon lunch meal from Caton Merchant House for the participants. Volunteers are also needed for activities such as crafts, puzzles, music and jewelry making. This is a great job for teens age 16+. Please call Nyome at (703) 330-5836 to learn more.

· The Soroptimist Club of Manassas invites young women age 14-17 to nominate themselves for their Violet Richardson Award Program. This program celebrates volunteer service to better our community. Please email jamilah.dalton@gmail.com to learn more.

· Saved Hands Foundation is looking for volunteers to teach Microsoft Office to adults either in the evenings or daytime. They are also looking for a grant writer, administrated support and a marketing director. Come be part of the team offering skill building to disadvantaged adults. Please email info@savedhandsfoundation.org to learn more.

· The Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center is looking for volunteers to help at the front desk on weekdays. Tasks include welcoming guests, answering the phone or assist residents and staff with admin projects. Volunteers must be 18 yrs. +. Please call Paola at (571) 748-2674 for more info.

· Prince William Area Free Clinic is looking for volunteer Pharmacists on Tuesday evenings from 3-7pm at their Woodbridge clinic. Please fill out an application at: pwafc.org/our-team.

· If you are looking for other opportunities, please don’t forget to call my wonderful team at Volunteer Prince William. Jan can help you with the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) opportunities at (703) 369-5292 ext. 1, Shelley can help with any individual or group project and send you weekly updates if you’d like. Shelley is at (703) 369-5292 ext. 0, and Bonnie can help you with opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext. 3. Please visit our newly re-vamped website at www.volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

Call to Action is a column written by Volunteer Prince William Director Mary Foley.
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