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Good Samaritan Day

Note: Date changed to make it disappear from our home page just before noon on October 16

Join us for a day of service! There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages and talents.

Based on current CDC guidelines and the understanding that working outdoors has a low risk for disease transmission, there are great opportunities to help. Here is the schedule for the day plus the worksites:

  • 8:15 am – Meet at the Pavilion in the Lewinsville Gardens for breakfast (sponsored by Men’s Squares).
    • If you are unable to volunteer for the activities at Westgate or LRR or Facets or SHARE, join us for coffee and fellowship before we head out to the work sites.
  • 8:45 am – Head off to one of the work sites listed below:
    • Westgate Elementary School: Help beautify the grounds with plants and mulch and fall cleanup.
      • Please bring shovels and rakes and clippers and tools and other implements of destruction.
    • FACETS: Help with small repairs and landscaping at a FACETS home.
      • Please bring shovels and rakes and clippers and tools and other implements of destruction.
    • Lewinsville Retirement Residence: Wash cars, dogs, and your little brother along with some plant trimming, removal, and planting.
      • Please bring shovels and rakes and clippers and tools and other implements of destruction.
    • SHARE: Help distribute food & clothing to area residents in need (adults only at SHARE).
  • 12:30 pm – Meet at the Pavilion in the Lewinsville Gardens for lunch. (A donation of $8/person suggested)

ABOUT VOLUNTEERING DURING COVID-19

  • Please don’t volunteer if you are sick.
  • Avoid carpooling.  Drive with members of your bubble and meet other volunteers at the sites.
  • All volunteers are encouraged to properly wear face masks while in close proximity with other volunteers or the public, but most of the time we will be spread out. Please bring your own mask and hand sanitizer.

ABOUT OUR MISSION PARTNERS:

  • FACETS serves individuals and families who are homeless, low income, unstably housed, and at-risk of homelessness in Fairfax County.
  • Lewinsville Retirement Residence (LRR) (link may not work due to website maintenance) is our closest neighbor and provides independent senior living.  Lewinsville Presbyterian Church has helped support LRR since 1975.
  • Westgate Elementary School is one of our neighbors at 7500 Magarity Rd.  Westgate has nearly 600 students in grades K-6.  Lewinsville has had a supporting partner relationship with Westgate Elementary School since 2014.
  • SHARE of McLean distributes affordable nutritious food and helps needy families in our area in other ways. It provides nearly 13,500 packages of food each month. 

Here is who have signed up already!

  • FACETS
    • Linda Bender (N)
    • Joe Parisi (Y)
    • Jed Metge (Y)
    • Clay & Libby McConnell (Y)
    • Anthony Parisi (Y)
    • Suzanne Parisi (Y)
    • Stefan (no last name provided) (N)
  • Lewinsville Retirement Residence (LRR)
    • Alan Stevens (Y)
    • Stephen and Grant Holzen (Y)
    • Lynn Kidwell (Y)
    • Layne Brubaker (Y)
    • Paul Dokken (10-11 am only) (N)
    • Jackie Hager (Y)
    • Karen Hunter (N)
    • David Jessee (Y)
    • Eimi Tuttle (Y)
  • Westgate Elementary School
    • Mary Frase (Y)
    • Dan Thomas (N)
    • Susan Bartram (N)
    • Virginia McCormick (Y)
    • Roy Siple (Y)
    • Cindy Speas (N)
  • SHARE of McLean
    • Tonya Deyo (N)
    • Scott Bartram (N)