In preparation for National Preparedness Month in September, members of NAPO-GPC received intensive training in emergency preparedness from Sam Levy, M.Ed, a former military intelligence officer. The two-hour workshop included simulated crisis planning and instructions for professional organizers to prepare their families and clients for an event of either natural or manmade disaster, including how to assemble an emergency kit. Click here for the press release.
NAPO-GPC members Debbie Lillard, Naomi Cook, and Dan Loya, along with NAPO member Lauren Sullivan collaborated with Cradles to Crayons to produce an instructional YouTube video for donating goods. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DXnj9g0YHg&list=HL1369137338&feature=mh_lolz
Cradles to Crayons is a nonprofit charity organization that provides children with essential items to meet their basic needs. http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia
NAPO-GPC sent another team of organizers this year to assist Channel 10 anchor, Tracy Davidson, with the Great Shredder Event on May 18th. Locals from all around the Philadelphia area piled up their personal papers and brought them to the Navy Yard to be shredded. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/the-scene/events/The-Great-Shredder-Event–171925291.html
Members of NAPO-GPC could be spotted every day at the Philadelphia Home Show which ran Feb. 2-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Our members gave workshops on organizing every aspect of your home and offered free organizing consultations at the “Ask the Expert” booth. Ten lucky winners will receive 2 free hours of organizing time for entering our drawing at the show. Read more.
National Association of Professional Organizers – Greater Phila Sunday, February 10, 2013 — The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) is a membership-based organization that serves as a resource for the professional organizer industry within the Central/South Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware region . These specialists provide organizing services, advice, solutions and products to clients in corporate, small business, home office and residential setting throughout the local area. Debbie Lillard, Marketing Director for NAPO-GPC, calls in to talk about NAPO-GPC’s involvement with The Philadelphia Home Show, winding down at the Pennsylvania Convention Center today. She also talks about how NAPO-GPC provides a community service, by pairing previously-used items from clients with area organizations that accept such donations for underprivileged people and those in need.
Ten NAPO-GPC volunteers carried out “Project Thanks” at the home of Master Sergeant Susan Springsteen’s home in NJ. Ms. Springsteen won a one day make-over that started in her home office, but included several areas of the house. The organizers couldn’t help themselves! Read more.