Volunteers prepared 1,000 individual care packages with messages that will be given to deploying troops by the local USO Metropolitan Washington Baltimore Chapter, the largest USO Chapter in the country that serves 350,000 military members and their families each year. These care packages are the last thing soldiers receive as they deploy and it means so much to them to have your support.
If you weren’t at the PLUS Conference this year, or didn’t get a chance to volunteer, don’t worry—Conference Cause isn’t over yet! Please make a donation to the PLUS Foundation, to help support our Armed Forces and their families. Every penny received will go directly to USO Metro, and the Foundation will match up to $30,000 raised! Visit the PLUS Foundation website to view photos or to donate. There is no minimum donation – even a few dollars will make a difference! Help us make this holiday season special for the women and men who are deployed abroad.
On Tuesday, October 29, the Northern California Chapter held a volunteer event at the San Francisco arm of Dress for Success. This organization helps women seeking assistance with returning to employment, providing outfits for job interviews, support with resumes and interviewing preparation, and continuing support for women who gain employment.
Eleven volunteers came to help out Dress for Success. Some volunteers worked as personal shoppers in the Dress for Success boutique, helping clients choose outfits for upcoming job interviews, while others helped sort and prepared clothing donated to the boutique. Some volunteers even helped with resume reviews and coaching on interviewing techniques.
The PLUS Foundation donated $1,000 to Dress for Success to help this organization continue helping support and empower women. Thank you to the Chapter and to the volunteers who came out to help!
Last Thursday, October 10, volunteers from the Southeast Chapter headed to the JCS Café, a drop-in center for senior citizens. They helped decorate the Café in preparation for Thanksgiving and Halloween, as well as interviewed regular attendees, baked, and painted.
Thank you to the Chapter and the PLUS Foundation for organizing this event and supporting the community! Enjoy the photos and visit the PLUS Foundation website for more information on how you can get involved with Foundation activities and events.