NAPO-GPC volunteers returned this year for the WHYY National Public Radio Telethon. We had a wonderful time and filled the room with our enthusiasm while we answered calls and entered pledges from 2:30 – 8:00 pm. Thanks to WHYY, NAPO-GPC received many mentions during the rush hour drive time in PA, DE & NJ.
Once again 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, 2013. Last year’s winner received her make-over just in time for the December holidays. (See photo)
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.