Category: Community Service

Jack Perry Award for Community Service

At tonight’s worksession, the Council will discuss establishing an award in recognition of late Council member John ”Jack” Perry. John Edward “Jack” Perry moved to College Park in March of 1969 and was active in his community until his death in 2012. Over the years, Jack Perry served on the Board of Directors and as […]

Tuesday February 19th, 2013 in Community Service | No Comments »

Winter Clothing Drive Update, Thank You!

Thanks to everyone for your kind donations of warm winter clothes in this year’s Winter Clothing Drive. We’ve collected several boxes of clothes this year. You help will go a long way to help the needy ones. Like last year, we’ll soon sort the clothes and send them to local charities. In the past years […]

Sunday January 8th, 2012 in Community Service | No Comments »

Volunteerism in Action: Gazette Features NCP Resident

This week’s Gazette has featured Lisa Ealley a long time resident of north College Park. Lisa has been well known for her volunteering works, especially her almost daily services at the Meals and Wheels program. The program runs off United Methodist Church at the Rhode Island avenue and serves subsidized foods to low income residents, mostly […]

Saturday December 31st, 2011 in Community Service, Food Banks | No Comments »

Thank You, North College Park

I’d just like to thank all the community members who gathered yesterday in our annual north College Park neighborhood cleanup event. Some 40 neighbors volunteered in a day of community service to cleanup a major part of Hollywood neighborhood. The event started at 10 am with breakfast at the the REI/MOM’s/Pizza Roma shopping complex. Volunteers […]

Sunday June 5th, 2011 in Community Service, Environment | No Comments »

Profiles of Service: Part 4 – AlHuda School Soup Kitchen

The school may not have its own kitchen to serve its students daily lunch, but that did not  stop a group of school volunteers to make trips to downtown DC to serve food to folks in a homeless shelter. AlHuda school, located in the east end of Hollywood neighborhood, began volunteering with Thrive DC! (formerly known as DPHW, […]

Friday January 14th, 2011 in Community Service | No Comments »

Making Volunteerism a Success in the New Year

Today is the first day of yet another year. Like my first post of the last year, I’d like to talk again about volunteerism, which is one of my most favorite topics. There is a sense of self rewarding experience when we volunteer – it’s all about giving to our community where we live together. […]

Saturday January 1st, 2011 in Community Service | No Comments »

Profiles of Service: Part 3 – Pregnancy Aid Center

The yellow frame building looks like just another house in the city – until you take a closer look at the tiny sign at the entrance of the building. Located at 4809 Greenbelt Road (please see map below), the Pregnancy Aid Center  (PAC) opened its door some 36 years ago. I stopped by the PAC office […]

Wednesday December 29th, 2010 in Community Service | No Comments »

Profiles of Service : Part 2 – Meals on Wheels

College Park’s oldest food serving program is celebrating 35 year this year. Based in the United Methodist Church on Rhode Island Avenue, the program feeds between 60 to 65 people three meals a day, Monday to Friday. The College Park Meals on Wheels is one of the 5000 local similar chapters in the country. The group […]

Friday December 24th, 2010 in Community Service, Food Banks | No Comments »

Winter Clothing Drive Continues…

First, thanks a bunch to all of you who have kindly made donations to the 2010 Winter Clothing Drive. So far, we’ve collected some 18-20 boxes of clothes from three locations – NCPCA meeting at Davis Hall, AlHuda school and Pizza Roma store. Last night, we dropped 7 boxes of infant and children clothes to […]

Thursday December 23rd, 2010 in Clothing Drive, Community Service, Projects | 1 Comment »

Profiles of Service – Part 1: College Park Community Food Bank

College Park Food Bank (Washington Post) I’ve been thinking to start a series of posts featuring social services that a number of our community groups provide. At a time when many in community are going through economic hardships, I think it’s worth focusing on them. Today, I’ll start the series with the College Park Community Food […]

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Monday December 20th, 2010 in Community Service, Food Banks | No Comments »