Generosity and Success

23 09 2009

Downpour Water Park

Downpour Water Park

Help is available to every Sterling family that needs help getting their kids back to school this year.

Sterling, VA – Through the collaborative efforts of Restore Community Church, Enrich NOVA::Generosity Can, Kids R First, and generous community members, every child in Sterling that comes from a family in need can receive necessary school supplies to return to school.

On August 23, Enrich NOVA and Restore Community Church unleashed a downpour of generosity by renting out Downpour Water Park at Algonkian Regional Park and providing a FREE Family Day at the Water Park to the community. Over 1000 people and 267 families participated in this event. Each family gave one or more backpacks to help children get back to school. In all, 425 packs were collected. This overflow of generosity and love is changing children’s lives and changing the Sterling community.





FREE Family Day…at the Water Park

5 08 2009

Restore Waterpark EnrichNova Web Banner

Enrich NOVA::Generosity Can is sponsoring a FREE FAMILY ADMITTANCE to Downpour Water Park at Algonkian Regional Park with donation of one new back-to-school backback. The backpacks will be donated to Kids R First to help families in need get their kids back to school!

Family Fun Activities…
* Free Downpour Water Park!
* Free Miniature Golf!
* Free Moon Bounce!
* Free New iPhone Give-away! Register online now!

Sunday, August 23; 11am – 7pm
47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling, VA 20165
(off Cascades Pkwy. by Potomac River)
Park info & map: www.nvrpa.org/parks/downpour

Here is how it works:
1) Your family donates at least one backpack
2) Backpacks are donated to Kids R First
3) Kids in need get a boost returning to school
4) Your family get as day at Downpour Water Park
5) …and you could win a FREE iPhone! Register online now… www.generosityunleashed.com

Join us for A GREAT DAY of summer FUN and GENEROSITY!

Invite your neighbors and friends to join you!

Register for a FREE iPhone at www.generosityunleashed.com (must register for the iPhone between 8/6 – 8/23)





Family Needs Help

27 06 2009

If your neighbor put this sign in front of there home, how would you respond?

family needs help

I called the family (parents with two small children). Then went over to their place.

It turns out the family is being evicted and trying to get to Winchester, VA to get some support from friends, but only had $15 in their pocket. All their belongings had to be moved out within 6 hours, but they couldn’t afford a moving van. So they could take only what they could get in their two cars – both of which had less than a 1/4 tank of gas.

I helped the family get what they could out of the house, gave them the cash in my wallet ($60) to buy gas and food, and our family is storing their desk and TV.

I am continuing to stay in contact with man of the family. Now they are staying out of the area in a camp ground until the father can get employment. He has been in and out of construction and landscaping work for the last two years.

What’s amazing about this story is that the mom gave me a bag of diapers and baby clothes to pass on to any other family who has need. Now that is generosity!

Enrich NOVA exists to unleash generosity while empowering people to serve people.





In the News

28 05 2009

The Loudoun County Times-Mirror has written a great article on what we are doing.

Read it here – http://www.loudountimes.com/news/2009/apr/22/spreading-generosity-sterling/

Spreading generosity in Sterling

People and Community
By Elizabeth Coe
Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 2009

In classrooms around Dominion High School, students are filling trash cans with breakfast foods that will be delivered to Loudoun Interfaith Relief April 25.

The 104 trash cans at the school are part of Generosity Can, an initiative launched in February by Sterling resident Ron Klabunde, founder of the nonprofit organization Enrich NOVA.

“The whole purpose is to increase generosity throughout Sterling and the surrounding area,” Klabunde said. “We’re working to move resources from families, schools and businesses to nonprofits who have needs for those resources.”

A total of 130 trash cans have been placed at businesses, homes and at Dominion, thanks to a $1,000 donation from a Sterling resident. Each will be filled with donations for Loudoun Interfaith Relief through April 25.

Every six weeks, Generosity Can partners with a different local, nonprofit organization, providing residents, businesses, schools, clubs, churches and government offices the opportunity to fill their trash cans with goods for those in need.

Klabunde, who moved with his family to Sterling in 2008, said he chose to launch this initiative now partly because of the hard economic times, but also because he wanted to give people an outlet to be able to help others.

“There was a disconnect between people who want to serve and make a difference and getting them in touch with the nonprofits,” he said. “We’re trying to fill that gap. With a trash can, it almost feels like the antithesis, but we’re reclaiming the trash can as a symbol of hope.”

Klabunde said even in his own home, he can see how the trash can has changed the way his children feel about giving to others.

“Once a week [my kids] run around the house, find a toy they don’t play with anymore and they bring it to the can to give it to someone who needs it,” he said. “What’s cool is that I’m not prompting that. That’s the beauty of it. There is now a symbol of generosity in the home throughout the year, which reminds people.”

For more information visit www.generositycan.com. 





Children’s Appreciation

27 05 2009

When we arrived to deliver a week of meals to families in need, we were greeted by smiling children with thank you notes already prepared.

TU for food1TU for the food2





Encouragement

26 05 2009

“Congratulations on your wonderful success!  Your group certainly is making a difference.  Thank you!”

Susan Buckley
Loudoun County Supervisor





Success!

27 04 2009

foodNOVA residents and Dominion High School delivered over 550 pounds of food to Loudound Interfaith Relief on Saturday as part of Enrich NOVA :: Generosity Can’s first project. After the delivery, several families transitioned to Panera Bread to get to know each other.

To get involved with the next project register your can here!








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