November 17th on the National Mall, people will converge to give hope to children with cancer through the annual St. Jude Give Thanks Walk. There's no registration fee, you can fundraise as a walking team for any amount you want, and even earn prizes for various increments of money raised.
Not really a walker so much (or, not really a "get up and get into DC early on a Saturday" type so much)? Vendors are also needed to make in-kind donations of everything from prizes to water and snacks for the walkers. Many of you may have participated in the Give Thanks Walk last year at Potomac Mills Mall, and this is the same great event with a new venue. However, even though it's now in DC, it's got a local focus as one of the beneficiaries of the money raised is local family the Duggans, whose child is fighting pediatric cancer.
This event is also a locally rooted event because this year's event chair is a PwcMom! Melissa Robey met a two and a half year old cancer patient last year and realized that she needed to get involved with St. Jude's, which has done such amazing work. Not only do they accept every patient, regardless of the family's ability to pay, they have changed the survival rate for pediatric cancer from 20% survival to 80% survival, and as the only cancer institute devoted to children, they get to take most of the credit for that.
This year, 10,400 kids will be diagnosed with cancer that stops them, and their parents, in their tracks. Cancer is the leading cause of death for kids ages 1-14 behind accidents. If you can support this event as a vendor, walker, or donor, Melissa would love to work with you. You can find her team page here where you can join up as a walker if you don't have your own team, or even found your own group of walkers, if you prefer!
Walk Coordinator Melissa Robey is a local Prince William County Mom and owner of Games2u (offering free laser tag with a party in October/November to readers of this article!) as well as being a ThirtyOne consultant. She lives here in the 703 with her husband and twin boys, in addition to being a rockstar and running a charity event.
Owen’s Walk to Remember
Angels & Warriors
WestRash Charities is holding its 1stannual walk for pediatric cancer
Bristow, VA– WestRash Charities is proud to announce its 1st annual walk for pediatric cancer research and support. The theme of this year’s event will be a Halloween family friendly walk, giving kids (and parents) one more time to wear those fabulous Halloween costumes. The walk will be held at Brentsville District High School in Nokesville, VA. Onsite festivities will include a moon bounce, carnival games, food, and drinks. All proceeds will benefit Children’s National Medical Center and provide research and family support to pediatric cancer patients.
What: Owen’s Walk to Remember, Angels & Warriors
Benefits: Children’s National Medical Center
When: Saturday, November 3rd
Where: Brentsville District High School
12109 Aden Road Nokesville, VA 20181
Costs: Donations only (no entry fee)
Sponsorship: $100 - Name on the event shirt
$300 - Name and logo on event shirt
Sponsorship deadline is Oct 8, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. With 303 beds, more than 1,330 nurses, 550 physicians, and seven regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area. Children’s National has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve.
WestRash Charities began in May 2002 with a casual golf gathering of family and friends to raise money in support of a family friend in need of financial support for their child’s fight with leukemia. Over the next two years it evolved from merely a casual golf outing into a golf event to raise funds in support of our families’ shared goal of helping others within our community. Most recently our charity events have focused on raising funding and awareness for children and cancer related causes. For more information, about this event or sponsorship opportunities please visit www.westrashcharities.org or follow us on Facebook.
6? Old Dominion Speedway is hosting Crash Fest V, a huge demolition derby, including multiple heats, a jump car contest, and more. Before the event, several local teams have joined together in a movement they call Crashing 4 Causes, and have set u a pre-race vendor fair and FREE children's activity area, as well as entertainment from the local spooky sensation TV Show, Monster Madhouse! This year the net proceeds for the event will be donated to The Autism Society of Northern Virginia! Raffle prizes will include a family pack of tickets to the upcoming WIGGLES SHOW on October 9 at 2PM, AND a chance to drive in the derby (for the grown-ups)
PWC Moms has partnered with Wild Pigz Motorsports to give away a family four pack of tickets to the derby!
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On October 6, 2012, at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, there will be a Cooke Brothers demolition derby event, called Crash Fest V. Within the event, the teams Wild Pigz Motorsports and the Lorton Boyz are uniting with other teams and drivers for the third year in a movement they call Crashing 4 Causes. Each year they select a new charity to raise money for, and this season they voted to raise money for The Autism Society of Northern Virginia. If anyone has ever wanted to drive in a demolition derby, they can earn a chance while helping this amazing charity! Big Blocks/Stafford Towing has generously donated a vehicle which will be raffled off to help raise money for ASNV! Anyone over 18 with a valid driver’s license can participate in the drawing! There will also be additional raffles for tons of great items, including gift certificates, tickets to the October 9 Wiggles concert, and a pre-race vendor fair! We are honored to once again partner with Monster Madhouse Television, who will be assisting with fundraising and entertainment. The vendor fair will include awesome sponsors and donors such as Confections Cupcakery, Vinyl’s By Vogel, and The Umbrella Syndicate. Another great feature will be free children’s activities, which includes a moon bounce donated by Big Country Amusements. The pre-race fun will begin at 4 PM, and the smashing good time will start at 6! Pre-sale tickets to the derby are available on the Old Dominion Speedway webpage, at a substantial discount. We are looking forward to helping ASNV! For more information, families can visit our facebook page Crashing 4 Causes, OR they can check out all the details on the events calendar for ASNV
Unfortuantely, though, Julianna, in addition to having that adorable face, also has childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. If you've ever had a child who's needed any type of medical treatment, you know how quickly costs add up. For a child with a serious illness, these costs are obviously astronomical.
Her family is holding a car wash this Saturday Sept. 22, to raise funds for Julianna’s treatment.
They write on their website:
If you do not have any plans and are in the area, please consider helping us out. We could really use some extra manpower and support. Or if you would like to stop by to get your car washed, that would be great, too! Please contact me if you are able to grab a sponge and spend a few hours with us.
Occasionally, someone will send me an email and let me know what a great resources this website is. I totally appreciate that, and I'm so glad that I can offer this website as a community resource free of charge.
More frequently, businesses contact me and want me to promote their events for free, because they think bloggers should be free. That's another can of worms altogether, but I'm a giant pansy, so I usually do it.
But today, I want your money. (Yes, that was a guilt trip. I have 2 Jewish Mother In Laws, people, I can guilt you more if I need to)
I should clarify and say I don't want your money for me- but here's the deal, if you've enjoyed the content on PwcMoms.com or if you're a business that's worked with us, I want for you to support CASA of GPW as a way to show your appreciation for what we do for the families of Prince William County. Where we step in and provide information and ideas for healthy families to enjoy fun activities and events, CASA steps in and protects the children in our county who don't have parents that take them to the library or the fair. These children are abused, neglected, and broken.
On Saturday night, CASA's largest fundraiser was broken, too. As a team of dozens of volunteers watched in horror, some of them injured in the process, the "Evening Under the Stars", a fundraiser that makes the majority of CASAs funds for each operating year, providing coverage for over 525 children in our county, disappeared before their eyes.
Remember that sudden violent storm? I know CASA does.
In a matter of seconds, this is what their gala was turned into. Door prizes were broken, carried off, or destroyed altogether, tents were warped, and people (ADULTS!) were lifted into the air as they tried to hold down the tents.
"We had prepared for rain and even wind. We had fully tented around the Pavilion and down each path with commercial and industrial tenting that was weighted down. About 3:40 a gust of wind hit picking up some of the tents. Everyone there, including Doc Scantlin and Chou Chou, grabbed tent legs
that were rising. Within seconds, the next gust hit with no mercy. Every tent and the water buckets and weights that were to hold them down, all around the Pavilion, seemed to rise at one time as did some of the people holding on to the legs. They were forced to let go and mother nature took the structures, dumped the buckets and sand and weights, and twisted the tents into heaps of metal and canvas. The wind blew sideways into the Pavilion entering from the top and sides with leaves and debris flying. We are thankful there were only a few bumps and scrapes. It was all over in 10 minutes."
Go Make a Donation. Without the Evening Under the Stars, CASA might not be able to secure representation for children that desperately need someone to make their life better. You can do it in honor of this site, in honor of a child you know that could have used someone to advocate for them, in honor of God, or in honor of just doing a good deed today. If you can't donate, share this post. I'm sure you all know someone who loves making charitable donations.
Thanks for considering. I know money doesn't grow on trees, but even $5 (one Pumpkin Spice Latte, and yes, I know they're delicious) would help CASA recover from Mother Nature giving them a bum hand.
National Network to End Domestic Violence to Participate in “No Woman, No Cry” 5K Memorial Walk/Run
Washington, D.C. – The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) announced that it will participate in the second annual 5K Walk in memory of Jenny Vaughn-Bates, who was murdered by her abusive husband, who then took his own life, in 2010 in Prince William County, Va. The event will take place on Saturday, September 15th. The walk/run will be held at Freedom High School in Woodbridge, VA at 8:30 a.m.
“Two years post her death we continue to struggle in our own ways. The depth of her loss is impossible to measure and ongoing.” said Jaclyn Neham, Co-Chair of No Woman, No Cry (NWNC). “Since then, we have learned that domestic violence is an epidemic in society affecting one in four women. Through this event, we hope to honor Jenny’s legacy and help those who feel they have no other options.”
“This 5K walk is a fitting tribute to the life and legacy of Jennifer Vaughn-Bates and all of the domestic violence victims who suffer in silence,” said Rene Renick, NNEDV’s Vice President. “We are proud to walk alongside Jenny’s loved ones and those who support ending all violence against women. Domestic violence affects so many, and I urge communities across the country to step up and become part of the solution.”
On average in the U.S., three women are killed every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. Visit http://nnedv.org/ to learn how to take a stand in support of survivors and take action to end domestic violence.
Proceeds from the walk will benefit NNEDV and the Jenny Vaughn-Bates Memorial Trust Fund. Those interested can register in advance at www.nwnc.org or onsite, the day of the walk (cash and checks accepted). The onsite registration fee is $30 per participant.
Okay, so this isn't technically a featured organization, but it's an event for an organization that's feature-worthy!
The Potomac Nationals will be partnering with the American Cancer Society to bring you "Pink in the Park" on Saturday, August 25th at 6:35pm right here in Woodbridge, Virginia. Tickets are only $8 and HALF of each ticket will go towards the Making Strides Walk. For everyone that wears Pink to the game (not a problem if you have my wardrobe!) the Potomac Nationals have pledged an additional $1 donation.
We were really fortunate to be invited to a super-awesome birthday party at the NOVA BMX track in Woodbridge, Virginia. The kids had a great time and were getting lots of fresh air and exercise, which was fantastic. I thought going into it that there was no way we'd make it more than 10 minutes (long pants and long-sleeves are required for safety reasons and it was 102 degrees!), but the kids didn't complain at all!
From treasurer Brenda Powers:
Our track is owned by Prince William County Park Authority. We are a 501(c)3 organization and run solely by volunteers. BMX is an individual sport and is very family oriented. BMX became an Olympic sport in 2008 and this year we are celebrating the 2nd year of BMX in the Olympics. It is a great sport and because of the Olympics it is growing in popularity. Unfortunately, our track seems to be one of Prince William County's best kept secrets! We are trying to get the word out as often as we can. Hopefully your web site can help us accomplish this.
When you head out to check out the track, you'll want to enter the county complex area and head to the right, as if you're driving up to the Potomac Nationals stadium. Continue to the right all the way back to the right-rear area of the parking, and you'll see the track on your right hand side. (It's the best-kept secret because you can't see it from the road!)
Disclaimer Time: PwcMoms.com was not paid or compensated. While this review is a fair and accurate representation of our views, it is important to know that BMX is a physically strenuous and potentially dangerous activity. PwcMoms.com does not assume any liability for injuries sustained partaking in any type of sport or activity reviewed on our site, including BMX.
Have I told you guys about Rich Anderson and my kid? (No, this is not me re-nigging on my promise to keep this space apolitical, you can vote for him or not, but it's a cute story, so just hold on). When my oldest son was 5, he informed me that he wanted to get into politics. Being the over-indulgent mother that I am, I made a few phone calls and was told that we could help out on a brand-spanking-new campaign for delegate of our district. I'm not sure that the message was passed down from the original person I talked to down to Delegate Anderson and his campaign manager, Reese as a warning, but I have to give them both credit for not laughing in my face when I showed up to volunteer with my 6 month old daughter in a Moby wrap on my chest, my 3 year old son in a pink MacLaren stroller (intended for the 6 month old, but he'd fallen asleep in the car) and my 5 year old, who was rocking it out in his suit and tie from Jacques Pennay. (Or, as the less classy pronounce it, JC Penney. Whatever. You probably mispronounce Target, too. It's "Tahr-jjjay".)
Anyway, 5yo was so excited and he and Delegate Anderson had a grand old time knocking on doors and meeting people. I find this to be absolutely terrible, but my son LOVES it. He had a great time knocking on doors, introducing "my friend, Mr. Anderson", and handing out fliers. If you live in the Lake Ridge area and had a small child smile at you and try to get you to talk to his friend the politician, you've met my son.
So. I bet you're wondering what this all has to do with Featured Organization Friday. Delegate Anderson's wife, Ruth, works with some awesome organizations working to provide healthcare around the world, and she emailed me because they're in the running to win some extra help and extra cash. The organization isn't based out of PWC, but since Ruth is Mrs. Delegate for our district, there's a connection. Check out the links below to learn more about CrossLink, and if you're so inclined, to vote for them to win extra cash. Otherwise, check out the bottom link and vote for some other organization that better fits your moral code. Whatever. Charities and the work they do are amazing.
We Need Your Help to Win a Prize for CrossLink International (www.crosslinkinternational.net)!
Our application was just approved to compete for 50 volunteers and a $500 grant through GOOD Maker, an organization which challenges nonprofits to enhance their productivity. Our Dream Big Idea will compete with five other organizations and their big ideas. So please read below and take the time to put in a vote for CrossLink’s proposal. Voting began Wednesday, August 1 at 3:00 PM and ends Thursday, August 16 at 3 PM. You can only vote once, please vote today!!
In a Nutshell…this was our proposal for a Dream Big volunteer project on October 27: CrossLink’s annual fund-raiser (called the Band Aid Ball) aids global health. The next gala is April 2013. On October 27, we will send 50 volunteers (teams of 2 or more) into the local community to solicit auction items. They would be equipped with an Auction Brochure, lists of suggested items/services to solicit and maps. Some would use computers/phones to solicit from friends, family etc. Prizes will be awarded for items of highest value, most unique item, etc. There will be expert auction analyzers on-site to judge and value the itemsdonated to CrossLink.
You can only vote once -- please vote now! And if you could, please forward this message on to your contacts and encourage them to support CrossLink in this vote as well!
TO VOTE GO TO: http://VolunteerFestDreamBig.maker.good.is/projects/SCAVENGER
Once you open that website, please click "Vote for this idea". You will then be prompted to log in and create an account with Good Maker. It's easy, and you can do it one of two ways, either by using your e-mail address or an existing Facebook account. Once you create your account, the site allows you to immediately unsubscribe from future e-mails so you won't have them bothering you. The site should then prompt you to check your email to confirm your vote -- click the link in that e-mail and your vote will be tabulated. Thank you for helping CrossLink!
Leesylvania State Park to Host Hike for the Cause Aug. 11
Woodbridge , VA – Leesylvania State Park , in Prince William County , will host the annual Hike for the Cause charity event on Aug. 11 to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Hikers can register by calling 703-583-6904 or visiting http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=121459. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m., and the hike is from 9 – 11 a.m. The cost is $25.
The hike covers four miles of multi-surface terrain, through the park’s historical, wooded trails bordering the Potomac River .
The day also includes kid’s activities, prizes, refreshments and the rock band Soul Gravity in concert. The concert begins at 5 p.m. and is sponsored by Steve’s Auto Repair and the Friends of Leesylvania . Concert admission is free for participants, but a $5 parking fee will apply to non-participants.
Leesylvania ’s Hike for the Cause debuted in August 2011 and raised enough money to pay for mammograms for 16 at-risk women.
“One hundred percent of the money raised is for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The money goes to funding and providing breast health education and screenings for medically underserved women,” said chief ranger and event coordinator Sarah Percival.
For Percival, the event is also a celebration of cancer survivor and dedicated park volunteer, Cindy Buck-Thompson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.
“Cindy is not only a volunteer, but also a courageous friend who has overcome so much over the years,” Percival said. “We want to continue this tradition so that we can raise awareness and show support through this worthy cause.”
Today, Buck-Thompson is a cancer survivor and continues to support and volunteer in the park.
“This event means a lot to me and my family,” Buck-Thompson said. “I appreciate it, more than I can express.”
How Buck-Thompson is feeling the morning of the hike will determine if she’ll join in the hike, but park staff, including Percival, will hike with participants as supporters for the cause.
Leesylvania hosts a variety of benefit events throughout the year, but Hike for the Cause has become a signature event largely because it means so much to so many at the park.
“Many of our staff and volunteers have been affected directly or indirectly by breast cancer, and this event is a tribute to the survivors, as well as to the courage of those who have faced or lost their lives to this disease,” explains Park Manager Karen Lambey. “Hike for the Cause is our way of showing support.”
The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
For more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities or to make a reservation for one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
Heads up on some upcoming events for a local group operating in honor of their friend, Jenny Vaugh-Bates. The 2nd Annual 5K is coming up in September, but before that, you can "party with a purpose" and help kick off fundraising efforts. Next Saturday, July 28th, head to the Mainstreet Bar and Grill in Stafford for drinks and live music. 1005 of the cover charge (it's $5) will be donated to No Woman no Cry, a domestic violence charity.
Want to plan ahead for the 2nd Annual Jenny Vaughn-Bates Memorial 5K? It's coming up September 15th from 8:30am-11:30am at Freedom High School in Woodbridge.
Coming this weekend!! It's Occoquan Virginia's 6th Annual Duck Splash!!
CRIBS: Caring Relationships Involving Book Sharing is kicking off the end of the school year and the beginning of summer vacation for kids ages 5-8 with a free reading celebration. Our goals are to help children have fun with books and share in quality reading time with family. Join us in games, door prizes, a magic carpet story time, and our all new CRIBS Market. Share your summer Reading Hopes and Dreams for a free registration to our Great Adventure Reading +STEM Camp. Contact Barbara G. Edwards, Director for more information.
When: Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Where: Canterbury Woods Center 12184 Chaucer Lane Woodbridge VA 22192
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Let Mommy Sleep is presenting a Mission: Sleep fundraiser that will help out moms all over Prince William County! Join them in Bristow for a Sleep 101 class for new parents! Let Denise from Let Mommy Sleep help you learn to gently sleep train your baby so that you can get some much-needed rest!! Register at www.letmommysleep.eventbrite.com or call 703-201-2190. Class schedule is as follows:
-June 6th "Baby Steps: The Schedule"
-June 13th "Yes, Virginia! You WILL Sleep Again"
-June 20th "The Future of Sleep"
All classes are from 10-11am. $50/class or purchase the entire series for $120. This would be a great gift for a new mom, or even a mom to be, too!
Today's March for Babies was such a beautiful event. Next year I'll definitely try to make the Prince William County one. March for Babies is kid-friendly and dog-friendly, too, and we raised a lot of money for a truly fantastic cause.
Thank you sincerely to all of the sponsors who helped me raise almost $400 for this great event!! It was so poignant to be there today as we've been praying all week for Shannon, the daughter of my SIL's friends who was born too early to make it, and sadly passed away just a few days before the walk. Reading all the posters along the route about other babies who were gone too soon was so touching, especially with a connection in our own lives.
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Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
Maguire Media Group 703.203.6945
Independent Scentsy Consultant, Centreville, Virginia
Children’s Classes and Adult’s Classes
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This event was so neat for the kids last year! If you've got a plane enthusiast, this one's for you. Wings Wheels and Warriors will be May 12th at the Manassas Regional Airport. The event runs from 10am-4pm and all proceeds benefit Warrior Aviation. This year, there's a 10k/5k run for those of you that want to leave hubby and the kids to watch the airplanes while you run away ;)
Please consider going out to support this great kid-friendly event for a great organization!
Thanks to Amy for submitting this! I played softball with Kyle's sister growing up, and any charity that's local is especially dear to my heart. The people who keep us safe do so at their own peril, and Kyle is such a selfless reminder of that.
On April 16, 2007, Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue's Technician I Kyle Wilson made the ultimate sacrifice. At a three-alarm blaze in Woodbridge, he searched for the house's occupants in an upper bedroom, but became trapped and unable to escape the flames intensified by a strong nor'easter's winds. Kyle, a 24 year old graduate of Hylton High School and George Mason University, was the Department's first line of duty death in its 41 year history.
Each year, Kyle's family, friends and fellow firefighters come together to celebrate his life and to acknowledge the impact he had on our community. Kyle's passion was staying fit, so his family established a memorial walk/ run to encourage others to enjoy the benefits of exercise.
The 5th Annual Kyle Wilson Walk for Fitness will be held next Saturday, April 28 at Hylton High School in Woodbridge. It is a free, untimed 10K walk/ run. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m. There will be t-shirts for sale, as well as raffles and a 50/50. All donations will be accepted in honor of Kyle, and all proceeds will benefit his scholarship fund for athletic training majors at George Mason University.
During the walk, enjoy free water stations along the way (thanks to Skinny Water), and when you're done, join sponsors including Moe's, Amici's, Chick-Fil-A, Hooters and Confections for some tasty, free treats. Channel 50 DC's party bus will be on display, and you can enter the raffle to win exclusive use of it for a private event (helloooooo, moms' night out!). And, of course, there will be a fire truck and an ambulance to entertain the kids, and plenty of firefighters to entertain the moms! (editors note: there is nothing wrong with firefighters to look at.)
For more information on Kyle's Walk, and to preregister, please visit www.kylewilsonmemorial.com.
If you are unable to attend the walk, there's another way for you to show your support. The 2nd Annual Cici's Pizza Night is TODAY, April 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bring your family to eat at Cici's Pizza in Foulger Square in Woodbridge (Kohl's/ Home Depot shopping center) and 15% of the total receipts will go towards the Kyle Wilson Scholarship Fund at GMU.
Hope to see you there!!
CASA of Greater Prince William will benefit from tickets purchased by calling 703-330-8145. This is a great way to treat your family to a fun night out and help a great cause!
Not sure how I missed this one, either! I was having some serious blog issues this week- so we'll run this from today (Saturday, March 31st) through Monday (April 2).
And, let's be honest, I'm more likely to have water with me if I've got something cute to tote it around it. Enter: Aquavation. Aquavation not only custom-makes your water bottle, part of the proceeds from each bottle go to the charity of your choice! You can also do fundraisers for your school, sport, or organization through them! What an original idea- it's a nice "spirit wear" item that's different than the typical t-shirt.
When you go to make your bottle, you just go to the website, select the organization, and then your background. You can select a pre-made background, or customize your background color and border. I decided to select my own, and I had a little bit of trouble because once you choose your background color it's a little confusing how to choose the border, but if you just click "back" on your browser, it saves your background color and then you can select your border.
Once you're there, you can opt for text (or not) and add pictures (or not). When you add pictures, though, be prepared- your low-quality iPhone picture isn't gonna make the cut. Because they want your finished product to come out well, there's a minimum quality that your picture has to be, and they'll only let you enlarge the picture to a size where the image is optimal quality.
So then, you just have to decide what motivates you. I selected a full-size picture of my family that I love from Keys Photography. After that, you just confirm your bottle and they print it! The pictures turn out well, considering they're screen printed on a bottle. I was really happy with mine- but they don't look the same as they do on the screen. This isn't me- but you can get an idea. I think these are really cute and that they'd be a great gift for a Grammy or Auntie, too!! I could also see one of these being a fantastic end of season gift for a coach or team mom.
I also really appreciate that each bottle comes with a carrying strap. It's really convenient for biking or running since you don't have to keep a tight grip on your bottle!
Want to win your own Aquavation bottle?
1- Leave a comment letting me know what motivates you.
2-Want an extra entry? Tweet "I want to win an @Aquavation Bottle from @PwcMoms"!
3-Need one more? (Hey, mother's day is coming up- this could be a great gift!) Head over to the Aquavation Facebook Page where they also share lots of great pictures and promotions, and let them know PwcMoms sent you! As per Facebook rules, you'll need to let me know you did this by leaving a comment here, as your comment on the website and not your Facebook activity is your entry.
Aquavation will be generously allowing me to pick 4 winners!! Good luck!
Disclosure: PwcMoms was provided with a promotional water bottle to try the Aquavation.org and four additional promotional bottles to give away to readers in return for this post. No other compensation was provided to PwcMoms. All opinions expressed here are my own and are true and valid to the best of my knowledge.
This week's Featured Organization Friday is courtesy of Eryn Cadoff. More on that at the end of the post!
At this point in time, Autism affects 1 in 88 children, with 1 in 54 boys having a spectrum diagnosis. Wow. Those are some scary numbers no matter how you spin them.
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
In addition to research and advocacy, the group also provides resources for parents with children on the Autism Spectrum. These include an answer line, resource guide, housing transition for older children, and more.
You can help this organization by giving time, money, or- this month- by buying a bracelet!
Our friend Eryn Cadoff is a Stella and Dot Indepdendent Stylist. This month, her company is helping to support Autism Awareness through bracelet sales to support Autism Speaks.
More info from Eryn:
In honor of Autism Awareness month in April, Stella & Dot has created the Shine Bracelet - a limited-edition piece, available only from April 1-30. The bracelet is $39, and 20% of the proceeds from the sales will go to Autism Speaks. In October 2011, Stella & Dot partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in creating the Tribute Bracelet - raising $128,000 for the BRCF. We'd like to beat that number in April for Autism Speaks!
You can order your bracelet through Eryn Cadoff, Indepedent Stylist - Eryn can be reached at 703-786-1694 or http://www.stelladot.com/eryn. Eryn will also be holding FUNdraising Trunk Shows throughout April for Autism Speaks - call her to schedule an event, and in addition to the Shine Bracelet raising funds for Autism speaks, 50% of the sales from your Trunk Show will also go directly to the organization.
Also Eryn will be in Woodbridge (Paradise Salon & Day Spa), 3097 Golansky on Friday from 11-3 and will be taking pre-orders for the bracelet!
I'm running the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler (God Help Me) on April 1st, and after that I know it's important to keep up the momentum by running more races! I especially love a race for a cause- and here's a great local one, the Sara Lott Memorial 5k Run/1 Mile Run/Walk at Saunders Middle School. Check it out and register!
Sara's memorial fun helps to benefit her middle school's student activities fund because she loved sports, and the PTSO.
New Opportunities have been added. Please feel free to share with anyone you know that may be interested in Volunteering.
1.) The Northern Virginia Long Term Care Ombudsman program is looking for volunteers to advocate for seniors living in various nursing and assisted living facilities. You will receive all the needed training to make a difference. Please call Lisa at (703) 324-5422 to register for the next training
2.) Come be part of our Disaster stand-by volunteer group so we can call on you to help when needed. Whether it’s cleaning up after floods and storms or aiding neighbors with supplies, we would love to have you join us. Please email Bonnie at:firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to join the group.
3.) The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for more seniors to be tutors in the elementary schools throughout the community. If you’re age 55 and older and would like to help a little person to improve their reading and math skills then this is the perfect job for you. Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 to learn more.
4.) ACTS Food Pantry in Dumfries needs volunteers in the pantry and out picking up donations from the community on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and Tuesday afternoon. Please call Taylor at (703) 221-3186 ext. 240 or visit their website for an application at: actspwc.org
5.) Birmingham Green has many volunteer opportunities for you to interact with the senior’s one on one including playing games, taking a walk, reading to them or having lunch with them. Please call Zachary at (703) 257-6252 to learn more about all the ways you can brighten the day of a senior.
6.) PALS provide friendly visitors to adult survivors of brain injury. Volunteers are needed here in the community. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to share a little of your time with another.
7.) Prince William SPCA has several ongoing volunteer opportunities including our Petfinder project, monthly Neuter Commuter events, and our upcoming adoption events with the PAW express adoption van. If you'd like to volunteer, please go to our website at www.pwspca.organd fill out a volunteer application.
8.) The Holiday project is looking for volunteers to visit individuals in hospitals, nursing homes, shelters and long-term care facilities on all the holidays. Please visit their website for more information at: www.holidayproject.org or call Robin at (703) 370-0370 to learn more about their good work throughout the year.
9.) The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteer drivers to shuttle cancer patients to and from their treatments throughout Northern Virginia. This wonderful program is called the Road to Recovery program. The training can be done on-line so all you need is a good driving record, insurance and a reliable car to give someone the ride of their life. Please call JoAnn at (703) 938-5550 for more information and to get started with this needed service for our neighbors.
10.) SERVE has the perfect opportunity Sunday March 25th for their spring cleaning day. This wonderful organization is expanding their facility and need 25-35 strong arms from just noon to 4pm to disassemble furniture, remove the furniture, and help with cleaning to prepare for the 4,000 square foot expansion. Please wear casual clothes and close-toed shoes and gloves if you have them. Please call Jan at (571) 748-2621 to learn more.
11.) The House of Mercy needs volunteers to help at the thrift Store in Manassas to sort clothes or help donors unload their car. Great job for teens age 14 and above and fun place to be. The Thrift Store is open Monday-Saturday. If retail is not your thing what about helping folks with their language skills? House of Mercy is also in need of English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors at their Manassas location. Please call Ann at (703) 659-1636 for more information.
12.) Please take a few moments to prepare your household for power outages. Please visit www.ready.gov for lots of good information.
13.) The RSVP Program is running a store for pregnant teens and is in need of donated baby items, specifically new born to size 5 baby diapers, wipes and baby lotion and wash. Drop off your donations at the Volunteer Prince William office at 9248 Center Street, Manassas.
14.) The Clock Tower Thrift Shop in Centreville needs help sorting and organizing donations, ensuring the shopping area is organized and assisting customers with their purchases. This is a great group opportunity! Volunteers age 12-15 may volunteer if accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Thrift Shop is open 7 days a week and is open until 8pm during the week! The Thrift Shop benefits all programs of Northern Virginia Family Service. Please call (703)219-2193 for more information.
15.) Are you age 55 and older and already volunteer in the community? Then we hope you will join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). This program brings together individuals age 55 and older to volunteer anywhere you already volunteer and provides for a small gas mileage stipend to offset these horrible gas prices. It also provides a wonderful supplemental Insurance program, fun activities and recognition events. But most importantly, allows us to capture specifically the value of your service in our community. Please come join us and be counted! Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 to learn more.
16.) Do you know Thai Chi? The seniors at Birmingham Green would love your help to improve their balance. Please call Zach at (703) 257-6252 to learn more about this and all the other fun volunteer positions helping seniors.
17.) Literacy Volunteers of America would love your help. They have lots of adults wanting a tutor to improve their language skills. They have a super training program to give you all the tools needed to make a significant impact on another’s life. The next training session starts in May. Please call (703) 670-5702 to learn more
18.) Those super kids are doing super stuff with the Joe 15 Team. Bring your energy, spirit and leadership skills to the table and work on that volunteering resume for college at the same time. Please call Debbie at (703) 895-1606 or check out the website:www.thejoe15team.org to learn more.
19.) Would you and your friends, family or club benefit from knowing more about our PRTC bus system? PRTC has developed the On-The-Go travel training program to teach one or a group all there is to know about accessing this wonderful bus system. Please call (703) 730-6664 to learn more and schedule training.
20.) OAR of Fairfax is seeking volunteers as mentors to help inmates at the county jail think through past choices and guide them in making better future choices. Training is provided and each Mentor is assigned one Mentee of the same gender. Please contact Allyson at 703-246-3139 for more information.
21.) Habitat for Humanity needs 10 kids to work after school from 3pm-5pm on Tuesday April 17th to spruce up the outside of the ReStore in Manassas. It’s the perfect time for new flowers in the planters. Kids age 12 and up with a couple of adults are most welcome. Please email Tiffani at: email@example.com to learn more.
22.) The Alzheimer’s Association offer support groups for anyone caring for an elder with this challenging disease. The groups provide a place for you to share information, get tips or to learn more about the journey your loved one is traveling. These groups meet at Westminster at Lake Ridge, Caton Merchant House, Manassas St Thomas, Sudley North Government Building, the Woodbridge Senior Center and the Old Bridge United Methodist Church. To find the exact times for each please call the helpline at (703) 359-4440.
23.) The Prince William Clean Community Council is looking for six volunteers to join them for a Keep America Beautiful Litter Survey. This would be a great job for a retired person. A van is provided to drive the group of volunteers throughout Prince William County while they complete a litter survey form. The date is to be determined but the hours will be 9am to 12pm and lunch is provided! Call Kayne at 571-285-3772.
24.) Are you willing to volunteer during a public health emergency? The Greater Prince William Medical Reserve Corps is in need of health professionals and community members. After registering and attending orientation, volunteers can register for training in emergency preparedness, disaster behavioral health, CPR/AED, first-aid, and others. Please email Bobbi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or you can apply online at their website, www.vdh.virginia.gov/mrc/princewilliammrc
25.) The Prince William Clean Community Council is looking for volunteers to be part of the recycling speaker’s bureau. You’ll have all the tools to reach all aspects of the community whether it’s in the schools or at varies organizations and community groups. Call Kayne at 571-285-3772 to learn more.
26.) Project Mend a House is also very busy with new home repair projects for seniors or building ramps for better accessibility. Please call Kristen at (703) 792-7663 to learn more.
27.) The Greater Prince William Community Health Center is growing. Volunteers are needed during traditional business hours to help with administrative tasks. This is a busy place is a real resume builder and the perfect job for volunteers who are bi-lingual and have some health care experience. Volunteers are also needed with special projects and fun events. Please visit their website at: GPWCHC.org or email them at info@GPWhealthcenter.org to learn more.
28.) The Calvary Counseling Center in Manassas needs volunteers to help with basic office duties. This is a lively office. Please call Dr. Chambers at 703-530-9800 to learn more about this wonderful organization and their volunteer needs.
29.) Blue Ridge Assistance dogs in Manassas would love your help with general office tasks as well as simple correspondence. Please call Rose at (703) 330-9184 for more information.
30.) The Juvenile Detention Center is looking for licenses barber to come in once or twice a month to cut the boys hair. There are usually 5-8 boys in need of your services each week. Please call Jayne at (703) 791-3559 to help out.
31.) The Manassas Museum is looking for weekend volunteers to greet visitors, serve as docents and sharing our rich history. You’ll receive all the training to make this a wonderful experience. Please call Lisa at (703) 257-8407 to learn more
32.) SERVE needs your help with food donations. It’s been a busy few months and the shelves are bare. Top needs include canned veggies, dry cereal, canned meats, pasta, sauces, rice, applesauce and canned fruit. Please deliver the food to the pantry during traditional business hours or give Karen a call at (703) 367-6726 for more info.
33.) The Don Bosco Center in Manassas needs your help with the after school program. Volunteers work with kids in grades 5 and up with homework and sports and in the computer lab. Please email Father Ramon at:email@example.com to learn more.
34.) The Woodbridge Dance Company is looking for volunteers to serve on their Board of directors and committees. Meetings are monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. This is a wonderful way to offer your leadership in forwarding the mission of this lovely arts organization. Please call Catherine at (703) 670-7884 to learn more.
35.) Birthright of Manassas has expanded their office hours to include Saturdays. Volunteers are needed to help in the office most days. This program offers free pregnancy testing and support services to moms and babies. Please call (703) 361-9769 to join the great group of volunteers.
36.) The Manassas Chapter of Families Anonymous is in need of a mature bilingual (English/Spanish) individual or couple who can help them with a 12 Step Program for other Spanish Speakers desperately in need of this program. 12 Step Programs are so important to families experiencing problems with loved ones that have alcohol and drug abuse issues. Strongly prefer an individual that may have their own personal struggles with a loved one. Please call Pat at (703) 928-9385.
37.) The Manassas Elks Lodge needs volunteers on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at their Bingo Kitchen from 5:30-9:30pm. This is a wonderful way for teens to complete their volunteer requirements or for adults looking to meet new neighbors. Duties include taking food orders, delivering sandwiches and such to bingo players and light set-up and cleaning. Please call Chetta at (703) 856-7717 to learn more.
38.) Prince William County Division of Historic Preservation is looking for enthusiastic tour guides for the beautiful Ben Lomond house in Manassas. This is a wonderful way to learn more about our local treasures. Tours are offered Thursday-Monday from May-October. Please call Bill at (703) 367-7872 to learn more.
39.) The Disaster Preparedness Community Outreach program teaches all aspects of our community to be prepared for incidents that can affect lives. Volunteers are needed to visit schools, adult living communities, shelters and neighborhoods to share the message. This is the perfect way to learn more about your community and meet new people. Please call Bonnie at (703) 369-5292 ext. 202 to learn more.
40.) The Rippon Lodge Historic Site in Woodbridge needs volunteers to be docents and tour guides, assisting with special events and as a gardener. This is a wonderful way to learn more about your rich history and have lots of fun. Please email Karen at:firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
41.) The Community health center needs a licensed Pharmacist to check potential drug interactions and label medications for clients of the Medication Access Program. This fabulous facility is in Woodbridge and is perfect for you with a flexible schedule. Please call Navara at (571)748-2536 to learn more.
42.) The Prince William Clean Community Council is looking for volunteers to help with their Storm Drain Labeling Program. Help keep pollution from entering our waterways! Call Kayne at 571-285-3772.
43.) ACTS Helpline needs new volunteers to man their 24 hr. helpline. You’ll receive 40 hours of training for this very special job. Please call James at (703) 221-1144 to learn more.
44.) ENS Mentoring partnership in Dumfries serves the needs of kids with adult mentors to help guide their way. Volunteers are needed as mentors and also to help around the office with basic admin duties. Please call Juana at (703) 221-6600 to learn more.
45.) As a result of folks not spaying and neutering their pets either due to lack of resources or a lack of knowledge, there tends to be a very large number of unwanted litters born this time of year. One organization that helps is called Save a Dog, Save a Cat: SADSACwww.sadsac.org. They raise funds by collecting your used ink toner cartridges and turning them in for cash! Protect the environment and help animals too by bringing your used ink toner cartridges to Independent Hill Animal Clinic at 13444 Dumfries Rd.
46.) Trinity Episcopal Church is pleased to announce their first ever Children’s Consignment Toy and Clothing sale on Saturday March 24thfrom 8am-12:30pm. Volunteers are needed before, during and after this event. They are also registering consignors at this time. You’ll receive 60% and the other 40% will support the Trinity Youth Mission Trips. So it’s the perfect way to clean out your closets and the toy box in the play room. Consignors need to register for a space in advance for just $15 sent to Trinity, 9325 West Street, Manassas 20110, and attn: Dianne. To volunteer please call Dianne or Jennifer at (703) 368-4231.
47.) The Prince William Area Free Clinic serves the basic medical needs of families in both Manassas and Woodbridge. They need a volunteer to help translate their brochure into Spanish. Please call Linda at (703) 792-6378 to learn more.
48.) Guitars not Guns are expanding and need volunteers to set up and oversee a class in Manassas. You don’t need to know how to play just facilitate the class for 1-2 hours per week. They also are looking for meeting space in Dale City, Dumfries and Lorton for new classes. The space needs to hold 15 people in chairs comfortably. This is the perfect opportunity for your group to help underserved kids in our community with a fun experience. Please visit their website at: gngnca.org to learn more or call Skip at (703) 644-1311.
49.) BEACON Adult Literacy program needs volunteers to tutor ESOL classes in Woodbridge. Free tutor training is provided with established curriculums. You don’t need any experience and you don’t need to speak another language. This is a very rewarding experience. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.
50.) The Alzheimer’s Association is gearing up for their next Walk to end Alzheimer’s in Prince William County. Volunteers are needed now in the Gainesville, Haymarket and Stafford with planning activities. Come join the cause and the fun. Call Sonya at (703) 359-4440 to learn more.
51.) Habitat for Humanity has projects every week throughout the community building or repairing homes for frail citizens. Volunteers are needed every week to bring lunch to the volunteers on the job. Lunch can be a couple of pizza’s, sandwiches and chips or a deli tray. Please email Tiffanie at email@example.com to learn more.
52.) The Prince William SPCA would like to remind you about the pet food pantry at the Manassas City Adoption Center on Dean Drive. Donations of pet food are always welcome. Visit them at www.manassascity.org and under departments; click Police and then Animal Control to see hours of operation.
53.) Care Net in Manassas needs volunteers to do admin work in the office. Please call Karen at (703) 330-4572 to learn more.
54.) The Feinstein Challenge to help the ACTS Food Pantry! Gather your friends, family and colleagues to collect non- perishable food for the pantry and this wonderful program matches everything you donate. Every can of soup, box of cereal, canned fruit and box of Mac & cheese turns into two. It’s a win-win all the way around for the entire month of March. For more info, please call (703) 221-3186 ext. 240 or check out their website at: actspwc.org
55.) Attention golfers – please mark your calendars for Saturday April 21st for the 9th Annual WestRash Charity Golf Tournament. This super event benefits the American cancer Society, the relay for life and CASA of Prince William. Fees are just $125 per player. It promises to be great fun. Please check out their website for all the specifics at: westrashcharities.org.
56.) How are you coming with cleaning out your closets this spring? Don’t forget ACTS in Dumfries is having their 5th Annual PurSuits Program this May. Gently used suits, business attire, accessories are needed for folks reentering the workforce. You can drop off the clothes at ACTS in Dumfries or my office in Manassas at 9248 Center Street. Please call Robin at (703) 441-8606 ext. 213 with any questions.
57.) SERVE in Manassas is looking for volunteers to help with admin duties throughout the facility on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Volunteers must have good computer skills and handle a busy phone. Bilingual skills in Spanish are particularly helpful. Please call Jan at (571) 748-2621 for more information.
58.) Northern Virginia Family Service Foster Care program is looking for individuals or couples willing to provide loving homes for children and youth. There is a 3 session training course this month on Saturday 3/17, 24, 3/31 to give you all the skills needed to help a child. Please call Ginny at (571) 478-2557 to learn more.
59.) April 14th – from 11am-2pm at Leesylvania State Park for the shoreline clean-up. You can call (703) 583-6904 for all the details
60.) April 21st – its Operation Clean up at Prince William Forest park. The main focus is preparing the cabins on the park from 9am-1pm. Please call Ralph at (703) 221-4706 ext. 401
61.) May 5th – the Big Day of Serving sponsored by The City of Manassas Neighborhood Services. This is a huge day full of hard work and fun in Bristoe Station. Please call Christen at (703) 257-8315 to learn about all the activities.
62.) The ARC of Greater Prince William as they expand their facility in Dale City serving thousands of children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. This wonderful organization celebrates the achievement of their clients everyday by providing services such as child care, adult support services, vocational training, employment and residential group homes to name just a few. The new facility will offer enhanced health care services so their clients can receive needed health care right here in our community and not have to travel several hours away for the same care. Please join me in pledging just $100 to support this expansion - and the best part of your donation is it is matched 1 for 1 by the Hylton Foundation. Is that cool or what? The goal is to have 2,500 families make this one time investment of $100 and have it doubled on the spot. Please visit their website at: arcgpw.org or call Chris at (703) 670-4800 to learn more about all the neat things happening at the ARC in Dale City. Come be part of this huge solution!
63.) The Boys and Girls Club in Manassas has lots of fun volunteer opportunities for the spring such as art instructor, volleyball coach, flag football coach, soccer instructor, dodge ball referee and basketball coach for the summer league. Please visit their brand new volunteer site at: volunteerlink.bgcgw.org to learn all the specifics and sign up for one of these volunteer jobs right on-line. It promises to be great fun and cheers to Deloitte for their expertise in designing this new site for the Carteret Mortgage Boys and Girls Club in Manassas. (703) 365-club (2582).
64.) ACTS in Dumfries is partnering with 1000 Homes for 1000 Virginians effort to end homelessness and needs volunteers to help create a registry of needy individuals. This effort is scheduled for the week of March 25-31. The training for survey takers and data takers is Sunday March 25th from 2-4pm. This program has been very successful in other communities because the more we know, the better we can serve the needs of each individual. Please call Teri at (703) 441-8606 ext. 217 to learn more.
65.) The American Red Cross has a wonderful new event to support their work and make you Mother’s Day or spring birthday perfect. You can purchase a wind chime on line and QMT will donate 50% of the proceeds back to Red Cross. Please visit: gmtwindcimes.com to see all the various chimes available and then enter the coupon code of “redcrossnca” at check out. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the breeze on a summer evening.
66.) Young Athletes is an early introduction to sports and the world of Special Olympics. Volunteers are needed to be coaches for children age 2 ½ - 7 learn new fun activities, games, that develop motor skills and eye-hand coordination. This is a year round program. Training is provided. Please call Darlin at (703) 582-9969 to learn more.
67.) The Student Ambassadors are having a 1 mile fun walk for little kids and a 5K Run/Walk for bigger kids and adults to support this leadership program that sends kids to Europe to study new cultures. Entry fees are just $8 to $25 depending on the age of the runner. Come out and support this neat program being held at Leesylvania State park. You can register online at:studentambassadorfundraiser.com
If you are looking for other opportunities, please don’t forget to call our team here at Volunteer Prince William Coleen can help Senior Volunteers with Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) opportunities at (703) 369-5292 ext 207, Then myself Shelley (703) 369-5292 ext 201,Bonnie can help you with all the other many opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext 202 or please don’t forget our website’s atwww.volunteerprincewilliam.org. Also feel free to look for opportunities in our Call to Action Column that runs every Sunday Morning in the local News Paper. Come Like Us On Our Facebook Page (Volunteer Prince William) and Follow Us On Twitter @VolunteerPW.
Volunteer Prince William
Recruitment, Outreach & Disaster Services
9248 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
703-369-5292 Ext 201
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Rocknoceros and special guests Groovy Nate and Music Together. While this isn't in PWC, it will be a great kid-friendly event benefiting families in Prince William County, so pack up the kids and head to Fairfax for a great concert for a great cause! We'll have this on our calendar, but put it on yours, too!
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