Volunteer Spotlight
Happy National Volunteer Week from Calvary!
In honor of National Volunteer Week, this week’s post comes from one of Calvary’s dedicated volunteers. Overnight volunteer Allison Komara is one of the over 300 people and groups who volunteer with us. If Allison’s story makes you want to get…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Arlington’s 10-year plan to end homelessness: http://wapo.st/HDOmyo “The United States has one of the world’s highest rates of volunteerism” – interesting article about why helping others makes us happy: http://bit.ly/HulfUs More and m…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Did you know that domestic violence often rises around the holidays? http://on.news10.net/t2YGjt Yesterday was World AIDS Day. Here are some of the ways the city commemorated: http://bit.ly/scCPyF Study shows a change in the way people are volunteer…
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Celebrating the Holiday Season!
With Thanksgiving under our belts (which after all that turkey, will have to be loosened) the Christmas season is officially upon us.  What does this mean?  It is now socially acceptable to play holiday music (though I’ve had my sounds of the sea…
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Calvary Captain Countdown – 4 Days Until the Walkathon!
Samantha Custer first got involved with Calvary as a Life Skills volunteer. A member of the Georgetown Women in International Affairs, she co-led the group’s participation in Friday Fun Activities. “GWIA has an established relationship with Calva…
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Giving Back
I was getting off Metro a few days ago when I ran into Sandra.  Having lived at Calvary a few years ago, Sandra now has a home, a job and a better relationship with her family.  But life is still challenging for her.  She told me that she still ge…
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Volunteering: A Family Affair
Ebony Cook first connected with Calvary Women’s Services online while researching opportunities last summer for her daughter to fulfill community service hours she needed for school. This mother-daughter duo have been serving monthly meals at our P…
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Five Questions for a Calvary Volunteer
Justin Orrison is a newcomer to the Calvary volunteer family! After finding us through Arlington County’s volunteer website, he began this spring as an evening volunteer, welcoming women home at night and helping out in the office. Since then, he…
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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
A shocking story – despite Florida’s laws against hate crimes targeting people who are homeless, some individuals are cruelly taken advantage of when they are most vulnerable: http://bit.ly/g0TBWr Did you catch yesterday’s story in the Washing…
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