Like at the holiday season, many groups are working to support AFAC in a variety of ways. Please be sure to read all the way to the end. There are lots of fun events coming up!
Client Count: The client count for the week ending April 25, 2009 totals 1,184 families, which consist of 2,129 adults and 1,229 children. There are currently 1,904 active referrals. One year ago the client count was 869. Two years ago the client count was 665.
4th Annual Arlington Science Focus School 5k Race – This race and 1k fun run/walk tomorrow Saturday May 2, 2009 is also a food drive for AFAC. Participants are asked to bring one non-perishable food item on race day to support AFAC. You can get a registration form from the school’s website, http://www.asfsonline.org.
Whole Foods, Mom and AFAC – Whole Foods Market Arlington is helping you show your Mom you care about her and the community. Surprise your Mom or loved one with either a rainbow mix of colorful tulips and/or a pink potted hydrangea flower for only $14.99. For each floral purchase you make, Whole Foods Market will donate $4.00 to AFAC. To place your Mother’s Day floral order, please visit http://www.lovewhereyoushop.net. This is a pre-order form. All payments will be made at the sotr on your pickup date. The online program runs through Tuesday, May 5th.
Letter Carriers Food Drive – This major food drive is Saturday, May 9, 2009. We need your help spreading the word in your neighborhood about this drive. We have leaflets, sample posters, and ideas on how you can help with publicity on our website at http://afacinfo.org/Letter_Carrier_Publicity.html
Wine Tasting – Join us at Our Savior Lutheran Church as we enjoy, taste and compare several lovely wines. Proceeds benefit AFAC and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. This was a fun event last year, and I’m sure this year’s will be too. The Tasting is May 16, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The price is $35 per person, and $25 for designated drivers. To make your reservations, call 703.892.4846. Our Savior is at 825 S. Taylor St.
Run for AFAC – Look for more information soon about this 5k run on Saturday, May 30, 2009. The run will be at Bluemont Park. The run is being sponsored by two students from Yorktown High School.
June 4th – We’re gearing up for our celebration to support the Permanent Home Campaign. Don’t miss a lovely evening of music, good food and a spectacular silent auction at the Washington Golf and Country Club on June 4th. Visit our website (www.afac.org) for details and to view sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets. For more information contact Melissa Kalner at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about sponsorship, contact email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
New Volunteer Opportunities – The Volunteer Department is looking for weekend volunteers. We need Weekend Supervisors to supervise and assist the many groups that want to volunteer at AFAC. We also need drivers to pick up market-end produce from local farmers markets on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. Other volunteers are needed to unload, repackage and store the produce as it comes in. Please contact the volunteer department at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any of these positions.
Volunteer Appreciation Picnic – AFAC will be hosting a picnic for all of its volunteers on Sunday, June 14, from 5 – 7 pm. We’ll provide food, music and lots of praise for our many, many volunteers. Please mark your calendar. Volunteers will be receiving invitations soon.
Jazz Series and Wine Tasting – The Village at Shirlington is having a jazz series, along with a wine tasting, every Wednesday night in June. Proceeds from this event will benefit AFAC. We need volunteers to staff the bar. We need three volunteers at each shift – 6 until 7:30 or 7:30 until 9. Volunteers will have time to enjoy the event before or after their shift. Please go to http://afacinfo.org/Volunteering-general.htm to register to volunteer.
AFAC’s blog – Be sure to look at or even write on AFAC’s blog sometime. A volunteer has written some wonderful descriptions of her times working here. You can get to the blog from a link at the top left of http://www.afacinfo.org or by going to http://afacblog.wordpress.com/.
Summer Food Drives – We are just now planning a program of food drives in June. Help us keep our pantry stocked over the summer. If you can help coordinate a food drive, please contact Magda Jaskot, our Food Drive Coordinator, at afacMagda@aol.com
Thank you for all you do for AFAC. We need and appreciate your support.
AFAC Executive Director