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Some of the greatest joys from service can by found in watching the faces of those giving service. In 2013, the St. Rafael School and Nursery organized a food and supplies drive to benefit the Stepping Stones Shelter. This project was a wonderful opportunity to do some good while engaging children and letting them experience the value of giving service.

It was a joy to coordinate this event because the parents and students of St. Raphael School and Nursery School have such a generous spirit. All we did was send out a list of items that Stepping Stones Shelter urgently...

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House Resolution -- Day to Serve

Designating each day from September 11 to October 11, in 2015 and in each succeeding year, as a Day to Serve in Virginia.

WHEREAS, volunteer efforts strengthen and enrich communities throughout the Commonwealth, and Virginia’s volunteers are selfless, energetic, creative, passionate, and professional; and

WHEREAS, The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, approved by Congress and enacted into law on April 21, 2009, designated September 11 to be observed as an annual National Day of Service and Remembrance; and

WHEREAS, Day to...

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Since the beginning, the District of Columbia has been at the heart of Day to Serve. Over the past 3 years, hundreds of DC residents have answered the call to feed the hungry and make their communities better each September. Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a proclamation recognizing Day to Serve in the district for 2015. The proclamation recognizes the importance Day to Serve in bringing together neighborhoods in and around the nation's capitol as well as the countless hours of service given. We appreciate Mayor Bowser, and so many working for her,  for their commitment to the community...

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