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Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Provided by Volunteer Prince William The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry is having their Annual Souper Bowl Bingo event on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 3:00-5:00 p. m. at Alvey Elementary School. Come join all the fun by either purchasing your bingo card for $1 or bring a can of soup, vegetables, beans and the like.  Snacks and refreshments will be available for …

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Wearable Art Contest -American Disposal and Colgan High School

Provided by American Disposal Services, Inc. School closings often affect more than student learning.  While there is the excitement of a “snow day,” school closing sometimes brings disappointment because a planned activity for students is cancelled. This disappointment was felt by at least 10 students in Colgan High School’s fashion design program last week.  Due to snow, schools were closed …

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Civil Rights Activist Recounts Freedom Rides

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) What student doesn’t get excited about a first-person account of an historic event? Theatre students at Colgan High School had the chance to meet with Joan Mulholland, who described her experiences as a Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Mulholland visited the school to watch a rehearsal for “The …

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NOVA to Host Ninth Annual MLK Day of Service

Provided by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) In an effort to assist the underserved communities, more than 300 Northern Virginia Community College students, faculty, staff and surrounding community members will work together during the MLK National Day of Service. The event will take place from 10:00 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. Monday, Jan. 15 at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus Center …

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Students Collaborate to Build and Place ‘Little Free Libraries’

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Students in the cabinet-making class at Hylton High School and students in an after-school program at Beville Middle School have been working with the Prince William County Public Schools to build Little Free Libraries for use in or near schools. Little Free Libraries are small cabinets containing free books that are placed in …

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Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Announces New Governors Council Members

Provided by Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Launched in 2005, the Governors Council is a fifty-state initiative to locate every member of the United States Marine Corps, past and present, and their families, giving them the opportunity to be acquainted with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (MCHF), National Museum of the Marine Corps and Marine Corps Heritage Center. Since the creation …

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Carmello’s Holiday Dinner Feeds 35 BARN Community Housing Residents

Provided by ASHA Public Relations, LLC Carmello’s of Historic Manassas got to make special holiday memories with more than 35 BARN Community Housing residents of Bristow, when they dropped off Christmas dinner for the 12 BARN families. Meals included tortellini crema rosa with a variety of salads and desserts. For more information on Carmello’s, go to carmellos.com. BARN Community Housing of …

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Guiding Eyes for the Blind: Offering Vision in More Ways Than One

By Helena Tavares Kennedy Many people take eyesight for granted and don’t realize what it’s like to live in a world made for people that can see when you have vision loss. From crossing the street safely to having a caring companion, Guiding Eyes for the Blind can help people with vision loss to live their lives safely with greater independence and the freedom to …

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Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Provided by Volunteer Prince William Happy Holidays Prince William!  We are so thankful and grateful to everyone in the Prince William community for supporting this year’s Un-Trim-a-Tree program.  On Christmas morning, 6,000 children will be waking up to new toys under the tree, while over 250 seniors and special needs adults will enjoy a gift bag filled with goodies and …

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