Making a Difference in Your Community
April is community service month. Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in your community as well as improve your English and learn about American culture. You can volunteer on your own, with friends or with your host family. If you don’t know where to start check out the Volunteer Match website. They can help you find a volunteer opportunity in your area, with an organization that you would like to support.
Our cluster volunteering at the DC Area Diaper Bank last year.
2019 Au Pair in America Community Service Awards
If you have been volunteering in the past year, we want to hear all about it! Au Pair in America is looking for our au pairs who have gone above and beyond in the last year to volunteer and have a real impact on their community. Go online HERE to get more information on the 2019 Au Pair in America Community Service Awards. Entry deadline is May 1.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and sharing, our au pairs came together to make over 300 sandwiches for DC Central Kitchen. I would also like to thank the Seekers Church in Takoma Park for allowing us to use their space for a very reasonable cost.
A dozen au pairs from our cluster volunteered at Holy Trinity Church in Bowie on Sunday. The church was hosting a week of the Warm Nights Homeless Shelter Program. Our au pairs donated food and prepared bag lunches for the guests. We also led a few games of bingo, for an after dinner activity.
We had more donations than we needed for the number of guests. The bags of extra fresh fruit, bread, cookies, water bottles , peanut butter and jelly were donated to the Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry. So, it turned out to be a double service project.
Here are a few pictures of the lunch making assembly line…