Volunteer Appreciation Party a Sweet Success
Nearly fifty Transition Projects volunteers gathered together last month to celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month by sampling from a buffet of decadent baked goods. This was the second annual Volunteer Appreciation Bake-Off, where Transition Projects' staff prepares desserts to be enjoyed - and voted on - by our wonderful volunteers. This second year saw the competition get even tougher than last year, with even more delicious and impressive dessert entries to vote on.
While the desserts served as the centerpiece of the event, the party also gave volunteers a chance to meet each other, meet our staff and directors, and learn all about upcoming projects at Transition Projects, like the Resource Access Center.
The votes were close, but a few desserts stood ahead of the pack after the results were in: Jean's Place Life Skills Coordinator Joanna Zondervan took home the "Best Cake" prize with her Weak in the Knees Chocolate Bundt Cake; Clark Center Life Skills Coordinator Joan Mershon won "Best Chocolate Dessert" with her Kuchenkugeln, Volunteer Coordinator Emily Coleman won Best Presentation for her Mini Cheesecake Assortment, and the Grand Prize, Best In Show, went to Hugh Singh for his Indian Spiced Nut assortment. Thanks so much to all the staff who competed in this year's event, and especially to all of the volunteers who give their time and compassion to help our clients change their lives.
Stocking Up for Summer
We all work so hard on the fall and winter drives, which, happily, get a good deal of attention and support, but did you know that the toughest time of year for clothing donations is summer? We are now gearing up to start drives for collecting seasonal clothing for the warmer months. We have clothing rooms in each of our transitional shelters, as well as clothing rooms for clients served by our Community Service Center, and supplies of seasonal clothing are low in each.
As you are spring-cleaning out your closet, remember that we accept clothing donations 24/7 at our Glisan Center shelter, at 435 NW Glisan St. If you are interested in organizing a clothing drive, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, check out our wish list online for other much-needed items!
Resource Access Center Rising Higher
As we work hard on planning the services to be offered at the new Resource Access Center, Walsh Construction is moving right along on the construction of our new home. They're already up to the third floor!