This year 14 NAPO-GPC members participated in an event at Cradles to Crayons. C2C is a charitable group whose mission is to provide children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.
After a brief orientation, our members were assigned as “shoppers” for those children who had made requests for clothing and other needs. We were given large shopping bags and were asked to search through the requested item bins for the very best item we could find. C2C used the slogan “QUALITY EQUALS DIGNITY” as a guideline in our shopping. To donate items or volunteer at Cradles to Crayons, check out their website.
NAPO-GPC volunteered again this year at the WHYY National Public Radio Telethon from 6:00 – 10:00 am. Everyone had a wonderful time manning the phones and WHYY met its morning membership drive goals.
NAPO-GPC volunteers participated again in the Great Shedder Event with Tracy Davidson of NBC10 Telemundo62 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Shred-it provided the trucks for local residents to safely shred their sensitive documents and professional organizers were on hand to answer organizing questions. NBC 10 Philadelphia
Volunteers from NAPO-GPC will be giving some lucky US Military Personnel or Veteran a free one-day, one-room organizing make-over. Entry forms are available here. Contest deadline is Nov. 7th. A winner will be drawn at random and notified on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2014. Imagine a room makeover just before the holidays!
September is “National Preparedness Month” and members of NAPO-GPC and the Philadelphia Mummers first responders received specialized training by Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management. The workshop included crisis planning techniques that NAPO-GPC members will share with their clients and communities.
Many of our NAPO-GPC members attended the NAPO Conference 2014 in Phoenix. Can’t wait to attend LA Conference in 2015!