At this year’s shredding event, NAPO-GPC had a table with handouts including Paper Organizing Tips to help people to eliminate paper clutter. News anchor Tracy Davidson once again organized a spectacular event, and our volunteers assisted people with the process of getting their documents shredded. Locals from the Philadelphia area lined up at the Wells Fargo Center to shred sensitive paperwork and help prevent identity theft.
This year’s winners of our Project Thanks drawing were Ted and Kitty Ernwood of Williamstown, NJ. Ted is a retired major who served three tours of duty in Vietnam. NAPO-GPC volunteers spent a day transforming the Ernwood’s cluttered home office into an optimized space for them to work. A new desk was donated by Joe Wuersch of Abbey Installations, Inc., based in Medford, NJ. The next annual drawing will be held on Veteran’s Day 2014.
NAPO-GPC members participated in the ACS Bucks and Montgomery Spring Home Show with a booth to promote our chapter in Warminster, PA. Some of our professional speakers also presented on organizing topics during the ACS Show at the Warminster SMG Sportsplex. Our members shared their expert knowledge on organizing topics with visitors who came to our booths, and with the audience at the live workshops.
For GO (Get Organized) Month this year, NAPO-GPC members participated in three different local home shows. We had booths to promote our chapter at ACS Home Shows in King of Prussia, PA and Pitman, NJ. Some of our professional speakers also presented on organizing topics at the ACS Shows, and the Philadelphia Home Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Our members shared their expert knowledge on organizing topics with visitors who came to our booths, and with the audience at the live workshops.
Congratulations to our NAPO-GPC Conference Scholarship recipient, Jen Bowen, pictured here with last year’s winner, Annie Amoon Richard. Jen will be attending the 2014 NAPO National Annual Conference which will be held in Arizona. Thanks again to Marty Ingram of PhillyJunk.com for sponsoring this year’s NAPO-GPC scholarship!
A group of 12 NAPO-GPC members volunteered at the Cradles to Crayon’s “Giving Factory” in West Conshohocken. We used our expert organizational skills to sort clothing and other items, in order to prepare them to be distributed into “Kid Packs.” These care packages are provided to children from low-income and homeless families. It was a very cheerful environment, as we were all very connected to the mission of this exceptional non-profit organization. To donate items or volunteer at Cradles to Crayons, check out their website here: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia