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Giving Through Community Service
 
 
THE COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE is responsible for a host of outreach activities and services to our surrounding Northern Virginia community. Project ideas are considered and ongoing projects evaluated at monthly meetings the 2nd Thursday of each month, 3:00 p.m., Top of the West. Contact: Chair: Donna Cornman, Apt. 414, ext. 7385, donnacornman@icloud.com or Vice Chair: Dottie Moser, Apt. 1119, ext. 7565, dlmmouse2@gmail.com
 
Current Projects
 

CLOTHING COLLECTION
Contact: Ben Wilmot Wilmot (ext. 7631)

Good quality used clothing needs to be placed in plastic 13-gallon kitchen bags. Clothing is currently being donated to Goodwill Industries as the Bailey's Shelter is undergoing renovation.

Bags should be placed in the bin to the left as you enter the Crossroads Storage Room. If you are unable to bring the bags to the Storage Room, call Ben, who will arrange for another resident to pick up your contributions. 

BOXTOPS FOR KIDS
Contact: Judith Miller (ext. 3168)

We donate our boxtops to two nearby elementary schools. Place boxtops in the designated box in Resident Business Office.

KNIT FOR KIDS
Contact: Peg Lorenz (ext. 7690)

Sweaters and blankets are knit by residents and donated to World Vision. Meet Tuesdays at 1:30 at Art Center if you enjoy being part of a knitting circle. Otherwise, feel free to knit on your own. Patterns, yarn, and restrictions are available from Peg. 

CULMORE CLINIC
Contact: Priscilla Mott (ext. 3600)

Volunteers from GHBC assist in setting up the clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays at a church on Glen Carlin Drive. GHBC also collects dental supplies for distribution at the Clinic.

 

GHBC in the Schools

GRANDINVOLVE
A project of Fairfax County Schools at Parklawn Elementary School --- Contact: Greta Christ (ext. 7671)

ARLINGTON SCHOOLS
Contact: Todd Endo (ext. 7692)

Current Arlington School projects include:

Mentoring Dreamers(DACA)
Tutoring Arlington Community High School students
Conversations with parents of Even Start students at Barcroft

SECOND FLOOR SERVICE PROJECTS
Contact: Donna Cornman (ext. 7385)

Residents of the Health Care Center, Assisted Living, Independent Living gather on Fridays at 10:30 for one of the following projects:

Prepare weekend food packs for elementary school kids who live with food insecurity 
Prepare net bags for produce distributed by Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
Assemble Dental Kits for Culmore Clinic to distribute to its clients

EXPIRED DATE FOOD DRIVE
Contact: Mary Anne Lecos (ext. 3178)

Food with expired dates can be placed in a box in the Resident Business office. 

Annual Projects

MAKE-A-DIFFERENCE DAY
Residents donate funds to provide Thanksgiving dinner for the Bailey’s Crossroads Shelter. Food is purchased by GHBC Dining Services with the collected funds and prepared by the Shelter staff and volunteers. Any extra money is donated to the shelter.

ANGEL TREE
Residents donate funds which are given to the Patrick Henry Family Shelter so that parents can purchase holiday gifts for their children.

COOKIES FOR PRISONERS
Contact: Nancy Randolph (ext. 7565)

Homemade cookies are collected once a year for a ministry at a woman’s prison in southern Virginia. 

COLLECTING WARM COATS AND HATS
Although the Bailey's Shelter is not accepting clothing at this time, during the fall and winter it does still collect our donations of warm coats and hats so that no one need suffer from cold.

MENS SHOES FOR FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Contact: Judith Miller (ext. 3168)

SUITCASES FOR SWAZILAND
Contact: Otto Reinbacher (ext. 3111)

The Suitcases are used to transport school supplies and other necessities and then serve as foot lockers/storage bins for the students at a special needs school. Otto will collect your no-longer-needed suitcases, year-round. With the cooperation of GHA, GHBC, and Rotary Club, 32 used suitcases were donated to the Swaziland Mission in 2018.

 

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