Residents at Mrs. Philippines Home for Senior Citizens got into the Halloween spirit. Led by Service Coordinator Barbara Crawford, residents made “Boo Pops.” To make your own Boo Pop:
1. Wrap 1 piece of a white 5″ x 5″ fabric or napkin square around a lollipop.
2. Tie a piece a ribbon just below the bottom of the candy part of the lollipop.
3. Give to your friends and family.
Island Walk in Reston, Virginia, held its annual Resident Fun Day this year on September 16, 2017. Residents were treated to games and prizes and food catered by Red, Hot and Blue. Fairfax County Sheriff's office provided free child identification and fingerprinting while DJ Kurt Schneid of Spin City Productions entertained.
A special THANK YOU to Karla Ferrel-Castillo, Property Manager at Mass Place Apartments, for their school supply drive.
Please see her message below and the pictures of the school supply drive!
Happy Monday friends of Mass Place Apartments,
We would like to thank all our vendors that brought school supplies for the school supply drive for our most precious residents, our kids living here at Mass Place. The drive was a success and we had about twenty kids collect much needed supplies. We raffled book bags and provided goodies while allowing them to spend a social hour with other kids in the community and their parents.
They all started school on 08/21/17 and i saw many of them off to school happy and amped to start a great school year!
Again, we would like to extend a sincere thank you for everyone that donated. Please see the attached pictures that were taken.
Karla E. Ferrel-Castillo
National Night Out observance was an absolute success! The Quantum team would like to give a round of applause to Madonna House at Belmont, Echo Mountain, and Herndon Harbor House for their participation in helping residents celebrate neighborhood support, crime prevention, peace and community spirit. With their contributions of great food, photo area and corn hole everyone had an awesome time-we have photos and footage to prove it!
BLADENSBURG, Md. (ABC7) — For 32 years now Prince George’s County police, firefighters, sheriff’s and corrections officers have been gathering and distributing holiday food baskets.
“It’s just a phenomenal feeling to be able to get out in the community and give back,” said Fire Chief Marc Bashoor.
It’s a tradition that never gets old for those who give.
“Public safety is truly concerned about the lives of people and this is a way we can directly impact people,” said Police Chief Hank Stawinski.
And certainly not for those who receive.
“It means I’ve been blessed,” said Bladensburg resident Larry Powell.
“I’m so thankful to get this food and the blessing it gives to me and my family,” said Joanne Bowden.
First, the volunteers gather at a local firehouse to pack boxes with donated food in an assembly line, which typically includes everything needed for a holiday feast.
Then, a fire truck is loaded up with the donated food for a drive to places around the community, like Emerson Senior House in Bladensburg.
“It makes a big difference because a lot of these people don’t have food in their refrigerator, their pantry,” said Bill Milligan, the volunteer holiday food basket organizer.
“We love it,” said Julia Jackson. “We look forward to when y’ all come every year.”
The holiday food basket deliveries will continue all week.