Volunteer Spotlight
A Volunteer’s Story
To wrap up Volunteer Appreciation Month, we have a special guest blogger today. Molly Cohen has been a dedicated overnight volunteer, spending over 35 nights in the past year at Calvary Women’s Shelter and Pathways. Molly will be moving out of DC s…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Women’s health funding is at the center of the potential government shutdown. For the latest: http://wapo.st/gCpClr NPR on hidden ways that budget cuts could disproportionately hurt women: http://n.pr/gArZXp Last week, the Congressional Caucus on…
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Volunteer Appreciation Month Kick-off
Western Presbyterian meal volunteers There’s a famous quote by Mark Twain that “actions speak louder than words.” What is often left out of that great line is the second half—“actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often.” We…
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When a Hairstyle Means More than Just a New Look
Last Monday, Patrice from CommunPR coordinated The New You Project at Randolph Cree Salon on Capitol Hill for the women at Calvary. A team of stylists, manicurists, and a make-up artist pampered residents of our programs for an entire day. One of the…
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5 Ways to Get Involved During the Holiday Season
Next to late season snow storms that keep the ski areas open through April, the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is my favorite time of year.  Everything smells better—evergreen, cinnamon, brisk air—and even tastes better (gingerbread, a…
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Another (In) Kind of Giving: Part 2
Last month, I shared how important in-kind donations are to the women that live at Calvary.  Just incase this is your first time reading Calvary Comments, or you’re an avid reader in need of a bit of a refresher, here’s a snapshot: Last year, in…
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Another (In) Kind of Giving: Part 1
There is something magical about Monday mornings.  I know that may sound crazy, so let me explain.  The weekend is over, and it’s back to work or school—back to the grind.  Enter work day routine here—alarm, breakfast, coffee, ride on a crow…
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School’s Out for Summer!
Sunscreen?  Check.  Flip flops?  Check. Volunteering at Calvary?  Check! I’ve used my last few opportunities to write for our blog to boast about our fabulous Calvary volunteers—and I just can’t seem to run out of good things to say!   He…
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Making the Difference
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”– Margaret Mead For many here in DC, April means cherry blossoms, spending spring evenings cheering for…
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Thank You Colorado State University
When Megan Miller returns to school on Monday, she’ll no doubt be swapping spring break stories with friends.  But Megan’s stories will be much different than those of her fellow classmates at Colorado State University.  It has become the norm…
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