The Valentine’s Day Challenge was at George Mason University on Saturday, January 19. It was part of the National Day of Service. There were hundreds of people from the community who came to make cards with Volunteers for Change.
“Volunteers for Change is an organization for people to volunteer on the weekend and when they are available” said Emily Swenson the Deputy Director of Volunteer Fairfax.
Lynn Davis is the Director of Partnership Development at Foster Care to Success. She said, “the goal was to make 2,500 cards.” They got to their goal by the end of the day! The cards will go to kids in college who do not have parents.
People had so much fun. It was not a challenging project. You just fold a piece of paper and all that but, it was so fun!
There were a bunch of kids volunteering with their families. “I heard about the opportunity from my aunt and thought it was fun“ said Margaret, 14 from Falls Church, VA.
“I had to do a volunteering project for my bar mitzvah and I just got into volunteering” said Jonathan, 14 from Vienna,VA. He goes to Temple Beth Torah.
In the middle of when we were making cards some people got to talk on the podium. After an few speeches their was a raffle and the winner was picked out of a hat. People were amazed when they won something. The volunteers also had lunch and ate cake.
Taylor, 9 from Fairfax, VA said, “I think the people will feel happy.”
Volunteers Fairfax does this event every year for Foster Care to Success. It is where Caring Kids Cards got started and we love going to it every year!
Everyone had a great time and made a difference!