Thank you to everyone who came out for our volunteer day at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory today! It was a great day, and we accomplished a lot. Splitting in half, one group of twelve went “shopping,” with a list per child. They filled their shopping carts with the clothes, supplies, toys, and more requested for the child and wrapped them up. Overall, this group made a total of 88 packages! The other half of the group went to “outfits,” to put together the clothes packs that later stock the shelves and go into future shopping carts. They would be assigned a child’s gender and age and have to fill a clothes pack of so many outfits, pajamas, sweaters, socks, accessories, underwear, and other needed items. Each of these was a lot of work, going through the piles and coordinating outfits (especially with the fact that they kept running out of different clothing items). Overall, this group made and stocked shelves with 18 new clothes packs! That brought our total at the Giving Factory to 106 children helped. Great job everybody!
Archive for September, 2009
Thank you to everyone who came out for our first general meetings! They were very informative and fun, seeing new faces (and many we recognized from the Activities Fair) and hearing about everyone’s summer. We went over who we are and what we do, along with our upcoming events and everything that we’re looking forward to this year. We are excited to see everyone who came to these meetings at our normal Monday general meetings. If you could not make the first general meetings, don’t worry - you can join at any time! (Or, if you cannot make the Monday general meeting time of the 2:10pm activity period in the Women’s Center of LaCava180, still be involved with the Women’s Center by emailing Susan Matano or Megan Parkinson or stopping by the office, keeping involved with the activities, holding office hours, and other ways - just ask and stay in touch!) Just remember - the Women’s Center is always open, Monday through Friday during office hours, as a comfortable space for you to stop by and visit.
Location: Women’s Center (LaCava 180)
Welcome back to a new school year! While nobody wanted summer to end, school starting also means activities, which happily means the Women’s Center will be holding meetings again. Our first general meetings will be held the week of September 14th. While the Women’s Center general meetings are typically held once a week during the Monday activity period (at 2:10pm), for the first week, we will hold a meeting during each activity period - one each on Monday the 14th and Wednesday the 16th. During these meetings, we will welcome back old members and greet new ones over pizza. Come to one or both and learn more about our activities and organization - the Women’s Center truly is a great group to join!
Please come out to see us at the Bentley University Activities Fair, this Friday, September 9th on Greenspace! (If it rains, it will be in the Student Center.) At our table, we will have more information about the Women’s Center, including our first two general meetings on September 14th and 16th during the activity periods, with sign-up sheets for anyone interested in learning more. Additionally, we will have sign-ups available for anybody interested in participating in the Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 4th (with a reception September 30th) and/or the Cradles to Crayons volunteer opportunity on Saturday, September 26th. For more information about either event, please either stop by our booth (we’d love to talk with you regarding the events or the Women’s Center!) or visit the Current Events page of the website. Hope to see you there!