You Make a HUGE Difference!

You know that starfish story where a little boy tries to throw as many starfish as he can back into to ocean one morning before the sun shrivels them? Then when an old man points out to the young boy that he can’t possibly save all of the starfish, the boy throws another starfish into the ocean and says, “I just saved that one”?

"Together we make a HUGE, positive difference in the lives of our Alexandria neighbors," said Lynn Thomas, executive director.
“Together we make a HUGE, positive difference in the lives of our Alexandria neighbors,” said Lynn Thomas, executive director.

Our executive director, Lynn Thomas, used that analogy to encourage us to work together to help our low-income children and families when she spoke at our October 20 “Open Doors to Independence” Breakfast. “Together we can’t save everyone in the world, but, we can help our 38 families who live in our affordable housing apartments. We can help the six families who are transitioning out of homelessness. And we can help over 100 low-income kids in our after school, mentor and summer programs develop the learning skills and social skills to grow up to be independent adults, hold jobs and live without assistance.”

 

 

 

Top Ways to Give to Community Lodgings This Year

  Want to make a difference this Christmas? Here’s what you need to know: Support our Holiday Appeal. Contribute to our holiday fundraising campaign with an end of the year tax-deductible donation. Join our Open Doors Multi-Year Giving Society. Pledge as little as $83.33 per month for the next five years to give the “gift that… Continue Reading

How to be a Community Lodgings Intern

By Valerie Pasquale Hi! I’m Valerie Pasquale and I’ve been working as the Outreach and Development Intern at Community Lodgings for 10 weeks. I’m a rising senior from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County studying Public Health, Biology and French with hopes to be a Community Health Educator! I was placed at Community Lodgings through… Continue Reading

Girls Just Wanna Have Fu-un! 

Girls Just Wanna Have Fu-un! 

When our Girls’ Mentoring Group volunteer Holly Musurick (pictured center) began with us three years ago, we’ll bet she never expected a surprise bridal shower! Katherine, a mentee with the group says that Holly “is always positive and smiling.” Maybe that’s why her (lucky, in our opinion) fiancé popped the question! It was exciting for… Continue Reading

January Volunteer Spotlight – Jack Westcott

January Volunteer Spotlight – Jack Westcott

This month’s volunteer spotlight shines on Jack Westcott. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the past 4 1/2 years, Mr. Jack has volunteered his time to work with our elementary students. Over the years, Mr. Jack has spent nearly 425 hours chaperoning summer field trips, helping our kids with their homework, and assisting staff with daily tasks to help our after school and… Continue Reading

Joyce Rawlins – A Living Legend

Joyce Rawlins – A Living Legend

Joyce Rawlins has volunteered with Community Lodgings’ Transitional Housing Program for over five years, teaching Parenting Education to our clients. Joyce has been a strong supporter for parents of low income and the underserved, and has given our transitioning mothers the tools they need to be better and more responsible parents to their children. Many… Continue Reading

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