Friends & Neighbors

It’s here! Summer (the 1st “official” day of Summer, that is) is finally here!

 

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Yippeeeee! Summer!

 

In addition to school nearly being over for the year, Jake’s excited about all the donations he’s been getting!

We received an email from Supervisor John Cook‘s office on Monday telling us that the collection box had some items in it and a note! How mysterious!!

 

We headed over to Kings Park Library (where Supervisor Cook’s office is located) to pick up the items and the note.  The note was from “neighbor and friend” Jeanette, who thanked Jake for his role in helping kids in foster care in our community by supporting Comfort Cases.

Jeanette, we are thankful for generous friends and neighbors like yourself!!

Jake and I are looking forward to taking what he’s collected so far to the Comfort Cases Center Rockville next week AND spending some time volunteering at the center!

We hope you’ll continue to collect NEW toiletry items to benefit Comfort Cases throughout the summer!

 

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes ….

Maybe you know this.

Maybe not.

I’m making a change to my work-life balance …. less work and more balance … well, that’s the plan in any event!

After a great deal of mulling it over, I’ve decided to spend less time working “outside the home” and spend more time taking care of myself and by extension, my family.

I’m trading in my position as a PEATC employee to become an “independent contractor” with Understood.org this week.

And since we couldn’t quite bear to say “adios” completely, I will also be providing support to PEATC in a small contract role.

I’m experiencing that nervous excitement that often accompanies the first day (back) to school as I head into a new and uncharted career waters.

I can’t wait to see what lies ahead!!!

 

 

A little progress and another drop-off location

The school year is winding down and summer is revving up … and Jake has an additional spot for you to drop off toiletries for his Comfort Cases collection project!

You can drop NEW toiletry items at the office of Braddock District Supervisor John Cook in Burke, VA; his office is open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday (excluding holidays) and is located in the Kings Park Library at 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA 22015.

Jake is happy to report that he has already received some donations to his project, both monetary and supplies! Jake wishes to thank all his generous friends: Ms. Laura, Ms. Martha, and Ms. Gwendolyn for the donations made directly to Comfort Cases; Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Courtney at PEATC, for their recent contribution of toiletries; and Ms. Tina for the toiletries she saved from a recent trip!

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Thanks, Ms. Tina!

Jake is really forward to sorting all the toiletries collected so far! But, please keep collecting them as you travel this summer … he’ll be in collecting mode through early September!