For the second consecutive year, Jan Peedin and her au pairs joined the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Walk (www.cff.org) on 7/18/2010. Jan, a local counselor for Au Pair in America in Maryland (www.aupairinamerica.com), and her au pairs assisted with a number of walk-related duties including registration, traffic control, food preparation, raffle sales, cleanup and t-shirt distribution. As volunteers last year, the au pairs helped raise over $72,000 for children, young adults and adults with cystic fibrosis. This year, the girls and fellow volunteers helped raise over $80,000 and enjoyed live music and dancing after their day of work.
Peedin and her au pair ‘cluster’ are no strangers to giving back to the community. Over the years, the au pairs have participated in many charitable causes including the Salvation Army where they monitored the Angel Tree at Columbia Mall and a walkathon for juvenile diabetes. In 2008, Jan’s girls helped the Caseycares Foundation (www.caseycares.com) when a fire destroyed their offices. This past weekend, the cluster worked with the DC Kitchen preparing healthy snacks for distribution to the less fortunate during the holiday season.
Fell free to contact any of the organizations listed for more information on how to get involved.