Fall Into Volunteering
30th of October 2018
As the weather cools down and summer transitions into fall, the Children’s Foundation of America wraps up another successful Back-to-School Drive. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with warehouse inventory and backpack stuffing in the summer, CFA was able to provide over 200 backpacks with school supplies for youth to kick off a great school year. Way to Be The Difference!
Recently, CFA has been preparing for the holidays, beginning with a Halloween Prep & Party on October 12. About 24 volunteers, including a few Trinity Youth Services staff and their families, gathered at our Claremont office to prepare candies for Halloween. Volunteers enjoyed spooky snacks and a Halloween movie while they attached Trinity Youth Services sticker labels to Skittles and M&Ms. The awesome volunteers prepared over 2000 candies to spread the message of our partner agency and how people can learn more about becoming foster/adoptive families.
On October 27, CFA hosted a fun game booth at the 37th Annual Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire in Claremont. For a dollar donation, guests were invited to play a pumpkin bean bag toss game to win a prize of candy, stickers or toys. Volunteers hosted the booth and raised funds to benefit youth supported by Children’s Foundation of America.
Keep an eye out for more exciting opportunities to donate or get involved this holiday season! Starting in November, we will be preparing for our annual Holiday Heroes Campaign including a gift drive for foster youth and gift wrapping fundraiser at Montclair Place Mall, where volunteers will wrap shoppers’ gifts for donations to support youth in need. If you want to learn more about how you can become a CFA Holiday Hero, click here to be added to our mailing list to get updates!
Marie Maghuyop, Communications & Volunteer Relations Specialist
Marie creates content for social media, writes blogs and coordinates volunteer opportunities and events. She enjoys connecting with volunteers of diverse backgrounds and getting to know their unique stories. She has earned two associate’s degrees from San Bernardino Valley College and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Fullerton. In her free time, Marie loves going to Disneyland, writing, playing ukulele and board games, and dancing.