Tuesday, November 6, 2007

--Take Pride E-News Update--

Hey guys, just a quick update this week...

National Family Volunteer Day
Remember, next Saturday, November 17th is National Family Volunteer Day, a day designed to bring families together and get them involved in the community. National Family Volunteer Day was established by the Points of Light Foundation and Disney, and is a great way to bring families together for a good cause. Take Pride will be having a family cleanup event at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve in Alexandria, Virginia. The Marsh is located in Belle Haven Marina, and the event will be from 10 a.m. to Noon. We invite anyone in the area to join us for a couple hours of good family fun! Please call (202)208-5848 for more information.

Volunteer of the Week
We would like to take a minute to thank Alana McKinney for her continuing volunteer efforts in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Alana is our volunteer of the week! She has been a volunteer since 1987, and over the years has compiled over 8,845 hours of volunteer service. That wasn't a typo, Alana has given nearly nine thousand hours of her time! Alana is a true gift to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and her love for service is obvious. In addition to taking care of the parks ranch, she also works in the gardens, as well as leads historical programs for park visitors.
Alana is a prime example of the difference that a committed individual can make when they put their will and talents behind a worthwhile cause.

New Take Pride Schools Form
Alright, so we just released a new Take Pride Schools sign up sheet. If your school hasn't registered yet, or if you'd like to share the Take Pride Schools program with a neighboring school, please check out the new registration form at http://www.takepride.gov/schools/index.html. It's now easier than ever, you can simply download the form and email it back to us.

1 comment:

Mindtalks said...

20 years and 8,845 hours of volunteer is just great. Wish We, the rest of human, return to our virtues and serve the humanity.

Sukhpal SPS
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