Saturday, May 17, 2014

IHS Volunteer Meal-Makers Made Big Impact over Last Six Weeks

April - May has produced an abundance of groups involved with making full-day meal packets for placement in the UVA Medical Center Social Work Office as needed. What a terrific outpouring as we enter the summer months when most schools, clubs and even church groups will be occupied with vacation adventures.

Read the brief summaries below of these faithful contributors

  Cub Scout Troop 183 in Louisa, VA: 
122 full-day meal packets delivered March 30. Thanks to Coordinator Katrina Duff for leading the way twice annually. The Scouts have been so supportive for the 4th straight year.

Cub Scout Pack 79 in Crozet, VA: 
25 full-day meal packets were made in late March. Cub Scout Master Dave Vance spearheaded the assembly session. Pack 79 is chartered to Crozet United Methodist Church.

Maria Brown's The Children's Garden in Earlysville, VA:
15 full-day meal packets were delivered in late March. This dedicated group of children, known as "The Community Helpers,"  has participated for the last 4 years.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church (TJMC UU) in Charlottesville, VA: 
99 full-day meal packets from the children in grades 1-4 made on April 7. They've become so efficient that all meals were assembled and boxed in 30 minutes. Special thanks to Leia Durland-Jones and Margaret Gorman,  project coordinators.

Western Albemarle High School (WAHS) Key Club in Crozet, VA: 
98 full-day meal packets made on Thursday April 17. Angela Li lead the charge once again for this annual project. Angela indicated that the Key Club joined with members of the University Baptist Church for their project.

University Baptist Church Charlottesville, VA
48 full-day meal packets were made by the Youth Group on Saturday April 19. This was one of their activities during a Pre-Easter Fast. 

Thanks to all the young people who have contributed to the stability of this life-line of meal packets which sustains the least able visitors who come from great distances to UVA Medical Center.  YOU make a difference!