A Note from VIP Supervisor, Corina Sadler ...
Commitment to Serve
While attending the Texas Volunteer Management Conference this spring I was reminded of how fortunate I am to work for a City that engages all residents in service so we can bring more programs to more people. In our 35 th year I’ve noticed an upswing in the number of corporate partnerships bringing new faces and talents to our departments. Companies like Bank of America and United Healthcare have joined us in a commitment to service this summer. Thanks to everyone who’s lending a hand and supporting our excellent programs and services.

With Gratitude,
Corina Sadler, CVA
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Special Events
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More opportunities
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Staff Become Certified to Better Serve
Congratulations, Rebecca Finberg, MPA, CVA
Rebecca Finberg, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, recently received her Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA). Rebecca’s CVA is a valuable educational undertaking and a lengthy learning process which supports her work at the City of Plano managing volunteers and working with staff to create a positive impact on our community.
In the Community
Employees Happily SERVE at Minnie’s Food Pantry
& Assistance Center of Collin County
In true Team Plano-fashion, groups of City employees put their backs into helping at a local food pantry and social service agency this summer.
Kudos to the Planning department for serving at the Assistance Center of Collin County’s Tools for School program:

Front row from L to R: Linette Magaña, Steve Sims, Christina Day
Back row from L to R: Mike Bell, Ken Schmidt, Eric Hill
Much thanks to staff for serving at Minnie’s Food Pantry:

Karen Fey – Plano Event Center
Savannah Brunson - Plano Event Center
Jennifer Vu – Police Department
Leigh Calmes – Police Department
Susan Carr – Public Safety Communications (911)
Kelly Hesselbach – Police Department
Amy Powell – Procurement and Project Management
Sree Kari – Haggard Library
Dedicated to Serving Our Community
Several Plano Police officers, staff and volunteers offered a lifeline to a single, working mother who earned enough to get her own apartment but was sleeping on the floor with her young son. Watch this segment from NBC Channel 5 for the full story. Thank you to everyone involved for showing how dedicated you are to service in our community.
 
Thank you to Our Volunteers
Thank you to the following groups who volunteered with the City of Plano.
Bank of America at Davis Library
Brain Injury Network of Dallas at Haggard Library
Boy Scout Troop 758 at Davis Library
Hallmark at the Animal Shelter
Palo Alto Networks at the Animal Shelter
United Healthcare at Haggard Library
Live Green in Plano (LGIP) Volunteer Awards
Their passion and dedication to the LGIP Volunteer Program and community is inspiring. 
Congratulations to Janice Edgemon, Live Green in Plano Volunteer of the Year.
Congratulations, Shreya Rajhans, recipient of the Environmental Enthusiast Youth Service Award.
Helping Residents Love Where They Live
The Love Where You Live program has strengthened and beautified our older Plano neighborhoods with the help of volunteers for over eight years. Now in its ninth year, the program has assisted in the repair of over 380 homes, used more than 7,400 volunteers who contributed almost 35,000 hours to the program, and collected 157 tons of landscape debris and over 100 tons of trash.

Volunteers have not only repaired homes, but have cleaned up neighborhoods, beautified neighborhood schools and parks, painted house numbers on curbs, cleaned creeks, marked storm drains, and are always available to assist wherever there has been a need. In many cases, they give a fresh start to families struggling to maintain their home. Service Days for the program happen in the spring and in the fall.

We are starting work in the Meadows Ridgewood area in July and are always looking to increase our partnership and volunteer base. Meadows Ridgewood is bounded by Jupiter to the west, Shiloh to the east, 18 th Street to the north and 14 th Street to the south. It is a diverse community, and there is clearly a need for help. If you are with an organization interested in giving back to the community by either helping with repairs or assisting with neighborhood-wide cleanup efforts, visit LWYL online or call (972) 208 -8150 to learn more. We would love to see you at our next Service Day on September 15!
Special Recognition
In celebration of National Volunteer Month, VIP recognized staff and volunteers who work in Engineering, Building Inspections, Police Records and Crime Analysis, Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Neighborhood Services. The volunteers who received special recognition during the luncheon are:

Baerbel Crabb with Police Records
5 Years of Service Award

Jim Foster with Crime Analysis
Valuable Service Award

Guido Boggioni and Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni with Emergency Management
Dedicated Service Award
Congratulations, Graduating Teen Volunteers
Thank you for your service. Best of luck on your new adventures!

University of Texas at Dallas
Garrett Mei
Pranayi Pala
Sarah Rehman
Alisha Jha
Eeshan Balse
Rohan Selvaraj

University of Texas at Austin
Mirudula Manivannan
Riya Chopra
Tarang Sane
Warren Chen
Aditya Arjun

Duke University
Ben Randoing

American University, Washington DC
Angela Wei

University of California Berkeley
Rahul Hayaran

Boston University
Tina Lian

Texas A&M University
Zichen Li

New York University
Iris Kuo

Carnegie Mellon University
Richard Guo
Boards and Commissions
Promoting Volunteerism Across Plano
As part of our 35 th anniversary, VIP looks to promote the spirit of volunteerism across Plano. The below nonprofits are working hard to match community volunteers to children and seniors in need of support. 
Big Brothers and Big sisters are needed to assist children in Plano, and the Visiting Nurses Association of Texas is in need of volunteers to help Senior Citizens. Please see below for more information and click on the images to get involved.
Free Document Shredding Event