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A generous spirit


05/21/2015 - 9:23pm

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.


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Mayor Bowser of DC issues Day to Serve Proclamation


04/23/2015 - 5:11pm

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.


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Day to Serve: Our Unique Opportunity


10/02/2014 - 10:15am

As we hang up our rakes, put away our work gloves and look back on this Day to Serve season, do we really see what’s been accomplished?

 

Our parks have been beautified, our blood banks have been filled, our roads are void of trash, and our neighbors have been fed. While these are just a few of the reasons why we come together each year, it is really the “coming together” that truly makes Day to Serve such a success.

 


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Feeding the Hungry and Learning about Hunger in Hampton Roads


09/26/2014 - 12:30pm

The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is a remarkable place. Located in Hampton, Virginia it boasts a huge warehouse filled with shelves reaching two or three stories high and provides food to over 200 charitable organizations in the greater Peninsula area. Since it was founded nearly 30 years ago, it has provided over 117 million meals.

Thirty thousand pounds of food sounds like a lot of food, but as the folks at the Foodbank explained it’s actually quite small compared to the needs of hungry men, women, and children in the Peninsula area. Our region has the highest level of food insecurity in the state, with a food insecurity level of 13.9 percent.


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Day to Serve Hits it Outta the Park for Parks & People


09/18/2014 - 5:49pm

Parks & People Foundation was thrilled to be the beneficiary of the Day to Serve fundraiser with the Baltimore Orioles on September 15. Thank you, to the 120 people who bought tickets through the promotion, raising $600 to support Parks & People’s efforts to make Baltimore a cleaner, greener, happier and healthier city!

 


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Your Doctor's Feel Good Prescription: Service


09/15/2014 - 12:27pm

Almost everyone recognizes that helping others makes you feel better about yourself. On the non-profit HELPGUIDE.org, we are reminded that volunteer service combats depression, increases self-confidence, keeps us physically healthy, helps to increase our social and relationship skills, and helps us make new friends and connections that pay off in personal satisfaction and even, at times, in employment opportunities.

 


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Service We Will Never Forget


09/11/2014 - 9:56am

"Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”– President Barack Obama


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The Basics of Day to Serve


09/08/2014 - 8:52pm

Who: Everybody! Yes, that means you, your friends, your faith community, your work colleagues and business, your family, friends and neighbors. The momentum is building. And we need you!


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Almost to September!


08/28/2014 - 4:05pm

August is winding down and we're heading into Day to Serve season. I hope you are all excited for your projects this year! If there are any projects you haven't pinned to the map yet, make sure you get them up as soon as possible. It is going to be a great year for Day to Serve as we aim to increase the amazing results from last year through all of our efforts to serve our communities and neighbors. Spread the word!


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Day to Serve Night with the Baltimore Orioles September 15th


08/19/2014 - 2:06pm

Monday, September 15th at 7:05pm the Baltimore Orioles will take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Five dollars of every ticket will benefit the Parks and People Foundation. Come join us and celebrate Day to Serve while helping a good cause! To purchase tickets:


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