Airbus provided funding and 10 volunteers for the Summer Youth Programs in July and August. The summer Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center Community Technology Program (CTP) and the Pearls group (5th – 8th grade girls) both had special programs and field trips thanks to the support from Airbus.
Girls Excelling in Math and Science Program and Elizabeth Vandenburg provided grant funding for The Pearls are GEMS Robotics team. They will be able to compete in the VEX robotics program at the end of January as one of the few, if not only, all girls team.
Lowe’s employees came out to the Shelter and donated footlockers, installed storage on the family side of the Shelter, repaired benches and restructured the picnic awning.
Neustar employees came and provided a catered lunch for shelter residents, sorted donations, and started the process of moving our off-site storage units.
Optum employees came out and volunteered at Cedar Ridge during their after school homework help while in town for a training.
At the halfway point of a year-long grant from RealNetworks Foundation, Cornerstones served 44 households with foreclosure prevention counseling, keeping 15 households out of foreclosure. This same grant allowed 23 clients to complete a job-readiness program, and 18 jobs were obtained.
SHW Group/Stantec sorted, organized, moved and stored nonperishable food items at our new off site storage location for ASAPP (Assistance Services and Pantry Program).
Works Sunday volunteers provided food donations for ASAPP, and a game night for the single shelter residents at Embry Rucker Community Shelter.
The Young Adult Ministry group from St. John Neumann Catholic Community were a huge help with organizing and sorting donations during our 2014 Back to School Drive.