Completed Projects

(Log established February 24, 2008)

2014

Thanks goes out to Carol J. for helping at Eden's 5K Run.

Thanks goes out to Carol J. and Carol P. for helping at the Butterfly Festival.

Thanks goes out to Carol P. for helping at Allies "Project Grow" Market.

Thanks goes out to Betty H., Geri, and Elena for donating to Homefront's Back-To-School Project.

Teal Tea

Sjogren's Walkabout

Eden Gala Set-Up January 2014

Eden2014-2

2013

Children's Home Society Gala Set-up - April 27

June

2011

On June 5, 2011, the Machestic Dragons of Princeton sponsored their annual Paddle for pink Dragon Boat Festival. Funds were raised for the Princeton Y Breast Cancer Support Center. Thanks to Carol P., Carolyn C. and Kathleen E. for volunteering for this event.

February

2011

Thanks to the following for helping at Homefront's Poker Tournament: Elena, Cindy, BJ, Carolyn, Joan, Susan, Rita, Ann, and Tony.

We received the following from HomeFront:

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for volunteering at the Poker Tournament & Casino Night to benefit HomeFront Families. The evening was a great success and we never could have pulled it off without all of you. You were essential to the event and I hope that you will all volunteer again next year. Please let me know if there is anything you need and if you would like to get involved with HomeFront in other capacities. Thank you again! There are pictures posted on Facebook from the event. Search for HomeFront.

Regards,

Alicia Portalatin
Volunteer Manager & AmeriCorps Supervisor

January

2011

Thank you to Kathleen, BJ, Cindy, Anna, Nell, Carol P., Carol S., and Betty H. for helping to set up for Eden's Gala to benefit autistic children and adults. The even was held on January 15th at the Hyatt Regency on Rt. 1.

October

2010

On October 21, BJ D., Judy B., Carol S. and Marianne T. helped Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mercer run a successful Silent Auction at their Autumn Culinaire at the Trenton Country Club.

August

2010

On August 14, several members volunteered at the Stony Brook Watershed Association's Butterfly Festival. Carol S. sold tickets, Don C. supervised children's crafts and Carol P. and Kathleen E. worked in the gift shop.
On August 21, Elena S, Anna K., Cindy F., BJ D., Nell D., Jo D., Carolyn C. and Phyllis N. worked at l'Oreal's Because Your Dog is Worth It, Too event that benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. We helped hand out gift bags, sold souveniors and ran children's games.
We sponsored two children for Homefront's Back-to-School Drive. Thanks to Jo-Ann A., Virginia L., Nell D., Kathleen E. and Elena S. for donations. Special thanks to Elena for coordinating the drive, doing extra shopping thanks to donated gift cards and delivering the stuffed backpacks to Homefront.

May

2010

From the Teal Tea foundation

Dear Volunteers:

I apologize that I didn’t have the opportunity to spend much time with you on Sunday and I do want to thank each and every one of you for being so kind with your time and support of the Foundation. I know that it meant a great deal to our committee to have your skills and ready hands available. (Please share with all the wonderful women who came out to support us at the Tea.)

I hope that you all received your shoelaces and hats and took advantage of the breakfast and/or lunch that we had for all volunteers. Again, I truly hope someone directed you because the day was a blur to me.

We could not be as effective as we are without your support.

Our next big event is November 7, Nottingham Ballroom, Dancing for a Cure.

I hope you can come out and help us then.

Please feel free to offer your suggestions, ideas, anything that would help us improve our service.

With gratitude,

jean

Thank you letter from Children's Home Society

April

2010

Thank you letter from March for Babies

January

2010

 

On January 18, BJ, Elena, and Jim S. worked at a Volunteer Recruitment Fair held at the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church. BJ qualified for a voucher for a free day at a Disney Park and donated it to Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida.

Hello All!

On behalf of CONTACT of Mercer County RSVP, Hugh and I want to thank you all for volunteering your time on Monday. We greatly appreciate you taking time out of your day to help us at the Volunteer Recruitment Fair and Food Drive. We are so thankful to have volunteers like you! You helped us out so much in setting up the tables, taking care of the food, staffing admissions table, and cleaning up! Below is a summary of what your work was able to do for our community….
We had 30 local service organizations gathered at the fair to talk about various volunteer opportunities available in the Mercer County area to prospective volunteers. We had hoped for a bigger turnout, but as you know a tree fell on a utility pole early yesterday morning on Route 206, partially blocking the Route 206 traffic. Despite the traffic detour, the event was a success. The fair provided a place for people have a place to connect with one another. The non-profits were able to network and make valuable contacts and connections and with most promising to join us again next year.
News 12, Lawrence Ledger, and Trenton Times covered the event. We had 18 volunteers the day of the event to help with setting up the tables, taking care of the food, staffing admissions table, and cleaning up. The volunteers were all fabulous with helping us run the event! We also had donations from local supermarkets and PNC Bank to provide coffee, bagels, and snacks throughout the day.
Visitors donated $182 for Haiti relief funds and filled 4 large storage containers with food donations. The food will benefit the Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton, the largest food pantry in Mercer County.
You were all vital components in making our first volunteer recruitment fair and food drive a success!!
Thank you again!

Take care,
Kristi Cordier

AmeriCorps VISTA
CONTACT of Mercer County

December

2009

On December 12, Elena, Cindy, Anna and BJ wrapped gifts that were donated for Enable clients. Many hands made short work!

October

2009

On October3, Carol S., Andrea B., Nancy A., Mary B., Cindy F., Don C. and Anna K. volunteered at the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center's Fall Festival. Many of them served as sited guides for vision impaired folks attending the Festival.


On October 4th, the Susan G. Komen Foundation held its annual Race for the Cure, which raises funds and awareness for breast cancer.
Kathleen & Carol assisted at the Komen Merchandise Tent, where they sold everything pink. Rita, Judy, Cindy and Elena manned the registration tables giving both child and adult runners and walkers their bibs.

 

On October 15, BJ and Bruce helped with the Silent Auction at the Big Brothers / Big Sisters Autumn Culinaire at the Greenacres Country Club in Lawrence. Their help was greatly appreciated.

September

2009

On Sept. 22nd, Sue, Geri, and Elena helped The Susan G. Komen Foundation by distributing team packets and t-shirts to those running or walking in the Race For the Cure to be held on October 4th at Great Adventure. This is a big fund raiser for breast cancer research.

 

August

2009

Thanks go out to Virginia, Carolyn, BJ, Carol P. and Elena for making it possible to sponsor 2 boys in Homefront's Back-To-School Drive.

On Saturday, Aug. 15, Carol S., Don C. and Nancy P. volunteered at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Assoc.'s Butterfly Festival.

Nine members of our group: Elena, Cindy, BJ, Anna, Nell, Josephine, Rita, Lee, and Mike helped on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at the L'Oreal event, Because Your Dog Is Worth It Too Day, to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

June

2009

On June 25th, Jo-Ann, Cindy, and Elena helped at the US Rowing National Championship held at Mercer County Park. It was a great experience working on the dock and handing out awards. Weather was great. Breakfast and lunch were provided. Come join us at the next event

On June 20th, the Sunshine Foundation held its annual Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament at Antheil School Fields in Ewing. The organization grants dreams for seriously ill, physically challenged, and abused children. Ellianna, a 4 yr old from the Trenton area who has spina bifida, is this year's recipient. Her dream is to go to Disney World where she and her family will stay at Sunshine's Dream Village. Elena met Ellianna and says she a cute, loveable, well-spoken, not at all shy, little girl. We wish her well!

May

2009

May 2: Sjogren's Syndrome Walkabout, Tyler Park, Newtown, Pa. - Thanks to Cindy, Carol, Kathleen, and Elena for setting up the food tent for this autoimmune disease.

 

May 2: Thaine, Cindy, Nell, Carol, and Elena helped to set up the Children's Home Society's annual gala dinner/silent auction at the Trenton Country Club.

May 3: The Teal Tea, Trenton Mariott - Thanks to Elena, Cindy, and Nancy for working registration to help stamp out ovarian cancer.

 

February

2009

The Homefront Poker Tournament and Silent Auction was a huge success, surpassing last year's total. Thanks to BJ, Elena, Cindy, Carol S., Tony, Beth, Jeanne, and Carolyn for assisting Laura, the Homefront Coordinator.

Thanks to the following members for volunteering at the Oyster Bowl: Elena, Cindy, Anna, JoAnn, Nancy Lynn, Ray, Jeanne, and Carolyn.

There were close to 100 contestants. The winner won a trip to Punta Cana. Over the last 10 years the event has grossed over $95,000 for the Susan G. Komen's fight against breast cancer.

 

January

2009

On January 17, MCSV members helped Eden Institute transform the Hyatt Hotel ballroom into a very exotic Egyptian "dream" for their annual fundraiser.

Members who took part were Katheen E., Cindy F., BJ D., Anna K., Lisa W., Elena S., Betty H., Carol P., Carol S., Art K., and Jeanne A

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October

2008

Our volunteer efforts were a success at the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure in the wee hours of Sunday morning on October 5th at Great Adventure.

Elena and Cindy manned the busy registration tables, while Carol, Kathleen, Rita, and Keith sold items in the Komen Merchandise Tent.

Also, Elena and Deanna helped in the Komen Foundation offices getting the bibs ready for the race.

 

On Friday, Oct. 10, Carol, Nell, Elena and BJ helped Allies, Inc. set up the Silent Auction and food tables for their Casino Night at the Nottingham Ballroom.

May 3: The Teal Tea - Thanks to Elena, Cindy, and Nancy for working registration to at this event held at the Trenton Mariott to help stamp out ovarian cancer.

 

August

2008

Seven members volunteered at l'Oreal's Because Your Dog is Worth It, Too - a benefit event for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

June

2008

Thank you for helping make our first annual 12U Girls Fast Pitch Softball Invitational Tournament a huge success. Our goal was to raise $4,000.00 to be able to send a deserving child and their family to our Dream Village in Florida all expenses paid. Because of your assistance, we exceeded our expectations and were able to raise over $13,000 and the checks are still coming in.

Todd Cloward & Brenda Wood, Sunshine Foundation Members, 28 Peck Ave, Ewing, NJ 08618 <tcloward@princeton.edu>

 

May

2008

5 members sorted glasses for Lions' Eye

Several members helped set up for the Children's Home Society Gala at the Forsgate Country Club. Others attended the event to help oversee the silent auction.

How can we ever thank you for all of your WONDERFUL HELP for the gala!
Thanks again. We were overwhelmed with everyone’s hard work!

Colleen Gehring
Director of Development
The Children's Home Society of New Jersey
635 South Clinton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08611
609-695-6274, ext. 153
fax: 609-394-5769

Four members helped set-up and maintain the food tent at the annual Sjogren's Walkabout at Tyler State Park in Newtown, Pa

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April

2008

From the organizer of the Mercer Co. March of Dimes WalkAmerica:

I have no words that express how grateful I am to the wonderful volunteers from MCSV. I told a few of them Sunday that I can’t imagine doing a walk without you guys and I always know everything will be OK once I see your faces. They are so easy to work with and always have a smile and that means the world to me. Please pass on my thanks to everyone and I hope you can join us on Thursday June 26th at 8:30 AM for our awards party. It will be held at the Wyndam Hotel and Conference center on Scudders Mill Road in Princeton. We would love to celebrate with you. Finally, please consider this a request to help us again on Sunday April 26, 2009 for the next March for Babies! Our work is not done until every baby is born healthy.

Much love and God bless
Luann

7 members monitored intersections at the Allies, Inc annual 5K run/walk that started at the Cream Ridge Winery. We braved the damp, chilly weather for a worthy cause!

Cindy F., Anna K., Jerry R., Jo-Ann A. and Marie G. reported that the CARE to Dance event went well, but attendance was light.

Just wanted to send out a BIG thank you to the MCS Volunteers for all their help with our
fundraiser on Sunday April 13. The event was very successful financially, socially and for
generating new supporters. I hope all of the volunteers had fun and were able to learn
what Your ReSource and the CARE Program are all about. Perhaps they even tried some
dancing or will in the near future !!!!

Nonprofit organizations such as Your ReSource are very grateful for your club and the
willingness of those interested in helping out at this type of events. We couldn't do it
without you all !! Many thanks for your generous spirits and community-mindedness..

In appreciation,

Geri LaPlaca

 

February

2008

11 members helped out at Homefront's first Poker Tournament/Silent Auction. We were its sole volunteer basis for which they were extremely grateful. The evening was very successful. So as project leader many thanks go out to Cindy F., Carol S., Jo-Ann A., Tina G., Tony I., Susan M., Gerald R., Marie G., Erin K, and Ann D.

Elena

 

January

2008

Set up for the Eden Gala

 

 

October

2007

Allies, Inc. Casino Night.

August

2007

Because your dog is worth it, too. A Susan G. Komen Race event.

 

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