50th Anniversary NOVA Day of Service

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Hello NOVA!

As part of NOVA’s 50th Anniversary, and our campus theme of Come Home to Serve…..we are having a packing party for Comfort Cases and you are invited!

Thousands of children in Northern Virginia enter the foster care system each year. Most carry little more than the clothes on their backs. Comfort Cases is on a mission to provide essentials to help these brave children on their journey to find a home.  Comfort Cases would like to request your participation in our Spring Packing Party on May 6th from 10 AM – 12 PM at the Schlesinger Center. Volunteers will assist organizing donated items and preparing cases for distribution.

Please register to attend:
http://goo.gl/forms/RSZ7GJ9xPt

If you can’t make it to the packing party, you can still participate! We are also collecting items to go inside the comfort cases from 4/11 – 5/6/16.

Items can be dropped off at TILT (Bisdorf Building | AA-343), The Women’s Center (Bisdorf Building | AA-331), and The Office of International Students (Bisdorf Building | AA-193).

50Here’s a list of the items needed:
* Back packs, duffle bags or small suitcase
* Stuffed Animals
* Pajamas or athletic pants/shorts & tees
* Hair brush or Comb
* Toothbrush & Toothpaste
* Books
* Travel Size Toiletries
* Activity books & Crayons

Items for children over 10 years old would be especially appreciated.

To learn more about Comfort Cases, go to http://comfortcases.org/.

Thanks so much for your support in this endeavor!

 

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Kirstin Riddick | kriddick@nvcc.edu

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7th Annual NOVA SERVES MLK Day of Service: January 18, 2016

Mark your calendars for Monday, January 18th! <!

Join us for the 7th Annual NOVA SERVES: MLK Day of Service. The service event will take place on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Alexandria Campus. This year’s event will consist of assembling 30,000 food kits in partnership with the Stop Hunger Now organization and the Springfield Rotary Club.

Join the movement to end hunger in our lifetime! Help us reach our goal to package 30,000+ meals. Working together we can create a world without hunger.

*Stop Hunger Now- Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world. Stop Hunger Now created its meal-packaging program in 2005. The program perfected the assembly process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. Stop Hunger Now works with international partners that ship and distribute the meals in-country. The majority of Stop Hunger Now’s meals supply school lunch programs. Due to the ease of assembly and transport, meals can be shipped to areas in crisis. This process for distribution, through school feeding programs in hunger-stricken regions, is seen as a practical means to end hunger.

Registration form can be found at: NOVA Serves_MLK 2016

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6th Annual NOVA SERVES: MLK Day of Service Taking a Day ON!

Over 200 students, faculty, staff, community members and K-12 students expected at the 6th Annual NOVA SERVES: MLK Day of Service!

Click here for a look at our event from the past five years:
6th Annual NOVA SERVES: MLK Day of Service.

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NOVA SERVES MLK Day receives huge response!

Registration for the January 19th NOVA SERVES MLK DAY of Service has closed. We have exceeded capacity for this year’s event!

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NOVA SERVES: Taking a Day On for MLK Day of Service!

NOVA students, faculty, staff and community members are taking a day on on January 19th! In addition to partnering with Stop Hunger Now organization, NOVA’s Campus police have joined forces with us in helping collect canned food and winter coats for local community members in need.

Check out last year’s event at http://youtu.be/2k8yOZ-a0aA

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SAVE THE DATE! Join the movement in giving back in 2015!

IMG_5620Join us for the 6th Annual NOVA SERVES: MLK Day of Service. The service event will take place on Monday, January 19, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Alexandria Campus. This year’s event will consist of assembling 20,000 food kits in partnership with the Stop Hunger Now organization. We will also be accepting canned goods and gently used winter coats to help local community members in need.

Bring canned goods or a winter coat and receive an official NOVA MLK t-shirt!

Join the movement to end hunger in our lifetime! Help us reach our goal to package 20,000+ meals. Working together we can create a world without hunger.

To register go to: http://goo.gl/forms/2XhXS4KHTI

*Stop Hunger Now- Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world. Stop Hunger Now created its meal-packaging program in 2005. The program perfected the assembly process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. Stop Hunger Now works with international partners that ship and distribute the meals in-country. The majority of Stop Hunger Now’s meals supply school lunch programs. Due to the ease of assembly and transport, meals can be shipped to areas in crisis. This process for distribution, through school feeding programs in hunger-stricken regions, is seen as a practical means to end hunger.

NOTE: Faculty and Staff volunteers are needed to help with set-up and registration sign-in. If you are interested please email fvillagrangl@nvcc.edu

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Mark Your Calendars! NOVA SERVES 6th Annual MLK Day of Service

Mark Your Calendars! NOVA SERVES 6th Annual MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 19, 2015

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NOVA Students, Faculty and Staff Take a Day On!

For the 5th year in a row, NOVA students, faculty, staff and community members commemorated MLK Day by taking a day on and not a day off.

Volunteers assembled 21,384 food meal kits in partnership with Stop Hunger Now organization. Working together to end hunger in our lifetime.

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5th Annual NOVA SERVES MLK Day of Service: January 20, 2014

Join us for the 5th Annual NOVA SERVES: MLK Day of Service. The service event will take place on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Alexandria Campus. This year’s event will consist of assembling 20,000 food kits in partnership with the Stop Hunger Now organization.

T-shirts will be provided to the first 200 volunteers.

Join the movement to end hunger in our lifetime! Help us reach our goal to package 20,000+ meals. Working together we can create a world without hunger.

To register go to: http://goo.gl/1trt4G

*Stop Hunger Now-  Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world. Stop Hunger Now created its meal-packaging program in 2005. The program perfected the assembly process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets.  Stop Hunger Now works with international partners that ship and distribute the meals in-country. The majority of Stop Hunger Now’s meals supply school lunch programs. Due to the ease of assembly and transport, meals can be shipped to areas in crisis. This process for distribution, through school feeding programs in hunger-stricken regions, is seen as a practical means to end hunger.

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4th Annual NOVA SERVES: MLK Day of Service

This year we partnered with Stop Hunger Now organization. Approximately 200 students, parents, staff and community members assembled 20,000 meal kits consisting of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. Stop Hunger Now works with international partners that ship and distribute the meals in-country. The majority of Stop Hunger Now’s meals supply school lunch programs. The service event helped us create a world without hunger.


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