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CVC-MC Kicks off Workforce for Good Service Projects

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This January, the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) launched their Workforce for Good series of service projects. These monthly service projects, presented by the CVC-MC Circle of Leadership, are designed to highlight the value of employee volunteerism and corporate social responsibility in Montgomery County.

The CVC-MC Circle of Leadership and January sponsor, the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), kicked off the 2014 Workforce for Good service projects at the USG campus in the Marriott Training Kitchen on Thursday, January 30.

Members of the Montgomery County business community diced, chopped, stirred and cooked alongside student volunteers from the Campus Kitchens Project and members of the USG Board of Advisors, preparing more than 200 meals for our neighbors in need in just a couple of hours. Additional volunteers paired off to deliver the meals 16 Gaithersburg families served by The Dwelling Place.

In all, volunteers from the Montgomery County business community performed more than 100 hours of volunteer service in just one afternoon, providing local families much needed relief in their budgets and their schedules.

Volunteers included employees and representatives of the following Montgomery County businesses: Adventist HealthCare, Allentuck Landscaping, Benefits Provider Network, Bethesda Magazine, Chazin & Company, CPR AED & Safety Education, Eagle Bank, Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, Ross Management Services, Silver Diner, Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker and The Universities at Shady Grove.

The Dwelling Place is a Montgomery County nonprofit organization that helps low-income families in Montgomery County achieve housing and financial stability. Learn more about The Dwelling Place at: tdp-inc.org.

The Campus Kitchens Project is a student-powered initiative where student leaders implement innovative models for combating hunger, developing food systems and helping communities. CVC-MC members are invited to plan future service projects with the USG Campus Kitchens team.

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) educates businesses on how to partner with and support non-profit organizations by helping create successful volunteer/charitable programs that positively impact the business, its employees and the local community. To learn more about the CVC-MC visit them on the web at www.cvc-mc.org.

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