March 2020
Volunteer eNews
Coronavirus Updates
Thank you to our wonderfully supportive community of volunteers who donate their time & treasure to enriching the lives of our residents!
Given the evolving nature of the Coronavirus, CRi has decided to suspend all volunteer activities until further notice.

However, we still need your support. S ome of the individuals CRi supports are some of our community’s most vulnerable, & as such, require more diligent & frequent cleaning as a preventative measure. 

Please consider donating cleaning supplies or personal hygiene items or making a monetary donation to help CRi fortify against this pandemic.

We look forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces
in person once the situation clears.
Thank you for being the best & most supportive community ever!
Donation Needs
As our community continues to respond to the rapidly-changing COVID-19 pandemic, we at CRi are continuing our dedication to provide personalized supports for people with disabilities & mental health needs. In light of the increased need for sanitizing & disinfecting we are calling on our partners, neighbors, & friends for in kind donations of critical items.

Immediate needs include:

  • Toilet paper & baby wipes
  • Thermometers
  • Paper towels & tissue
  • Sanitation wipes - Clorox wipes/Lysol wipes
  • Personal care products (hygiene items)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Latex & food service gloves
  • Soap - Liquid & bar
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Gift cards

We are accepting donations daily between 10am and 2pm at two locations.

Arlington/Falls Church Maintenance Office
7297 Lee Highway, Falls Church VA 22042


Chantilly HQ - Lobby
14160 Newbrook Dr, Chantilly VA 20151
 
Interested in donating or have a question?
Email me at jdavison@mycri.org .
February Highlights
The Virginia Youth Ministry of True Faith Church spent the afternoon with the residents of Lake Jackson making personalized canvas art, cooking dinner and giving manicures.
NOVA Famine, a multi-church day of service, visited the residents of Miller House on a sunny Saturday. They played games outside & let their creativity roll making crafts indoors.
Forces Apparel came out to Lake Jackson & added a fresh coat of paint to the main common area.
Big Easy Bash volunteers were integral in making the event a success! Volunteers ran registration, the duck pull, coat check, &silent auction. They also greeted all the guests with a shower of Mardi Gras beads!
Volunteer of the Month
Every month, the Arlington Host Lions Club (AHLC) recognizes a CRi individual who has done outstanding volunteer work or made great developmental strides.

For the month of February, WB was recognized for his efforts around the house & for being a team player.

WB takes pride in maintaining an impeccable house & takes the initiative to clean, both inside & out without prompting, even if it means cleaning up after others.

Furthermore, WB has made personal strides in his interactions with his housemates & his mood in general.

Congratulations, WB, on being AHLC's Volunteer of the Month!
Your generous gifts help people like WB achieve choice,
respect and independence each day.
Sponsorship
For more information on corporate giving, contact Betsy at bleeman@mycri.org .
Sponsorships are a great way to engage & give back to your community, but they also increase your company’s visibility, & put your company name & message in front of a new audience.

From event & annual sponsorships to sponsoring an individual or a home, we can tailor any sponsorship package to fit your needs.
Choice. Respect. independence.
CRi is a community-based organization whose mission is to provide personalized resources to youth & adults with mental health needs and developmental disabilities. Volunteers are integral to our mission of serving individuals within the communities in which they live & supporting individual choice & independence.
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