Apr 25

Mary’s Place

Today the volunteers worked at Mary’s Place in their Day Center kitchen. Mary’s Place, as they state on their website, is “a leading voice for homeless women, children, and families in emergency situations. We empower families to reclaim their lives by offering community, acceptance, hope and dignity. Our work keeps struggling families together and provides practical tools and resources that help them find housing and employment. We inspire the community to support homeless women, children, and families through advocacy, partnerships, volunteerism and philanthropy.” Volunteers chopped fruit and vegetables, for salads being served at lunch in the Day Center, and made meatloaf and diced potatoes that would be served for dinner at their several shelter locations. Mary’s Place is able to provide 450 places for homeless families in the area. The food prepared today will feed those people. It was a wonderful day interacting with the kitchen staff and each other, listening and sharing stories.

 

Apr 24

The 5th Annual PV Seattle Service Week Is Here

For the 5th consecutive year, the PVs will be spending the week in and around Seattle, working with local agencies and learning more about the issues that plague those struggling in the community. This year we have an group of 10 local volunteers that will be participating at the different sites. We will update during the week about our various activities. Please follow along and keep the volunteers in your thoughts.

Building, serving, believing…..PV Volunteers.

Mar 29

PV Reunion Was a Blast!

Right off the top, we want to thank Jo and Wayne for hosting this year’s PV Reunion. We could not have done it without you! And not only that, it would not have been as wonderful without our cozy beach setting for the day and the fun Irish-themed party in the evening!

PVs from far and wide came to spend the day and/or evening with their PV family. During the day we spent time looking back, looking forward and reflecting on what the PVs have done, what lies ahead and who we are. Wonderful discussions took place and we look forward to bringing this energy and continuing these discussions to the the volunteers as a whole during each volunteer week.

After the meetings and our wonderful lunch (thanks Jo!), the group headed down to the beach to take advantage of a break in the rain.

After our stroll on the beach, we headed to Wayne’s house for a wonderful Irish themed meal. By this point, over twenty PVs were now gathered. A great time was had, good food was eaten and music was sung! Thank you to all who took time out of their busy schedules to spend time with their PV family. The whole day was a wonderful reminder about special it is to be a part of this group of wonderful people!

Mar 23

PV Reunion – This Saturday

One last reminder that the PVs will be gathering for a reunion, this Saturday, on the New Jersey Shore. Plan on lots of food, fun and laughter!

If we haven’t heard from you and you are planning on coming, please let us know so we can plan accordingly.

See you at the shore!!!!