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Arts to the Avenue

When: May 7-29, 2015 Where: Greenwich Avenue and side streets, Greenwich, CT 06830 What: Art to the Avenue is celebrating its 18th year! Each May, with the overwhelming support of the Greenwich business community, the Arts Council turns Greenwich Avenue into a strolling gallery. One of the largest and most exciting festivals ever organized, the Opening Date is…

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Shop at J.Crew to Support The Greenwich Land Trust

When: 6-8pm, Thursday, March 5th, 2015 Where: J.Crew, 126 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT, 06830 What: Enjoying shopping, styling, and refreshments at J.Crew to support the Greenwich Land Trust. Guests will enjoy an exclusive 15% off purchases of $150 or more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Greenwich Land Trust. Cost: Free to attend Contact: RSVP to Michelle Spinei…

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YWCA Brava Awards

When: 11:30-2pm, January 30, 2015 Where: Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 East Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870 What: The 38th annual YWCA BRAVA Awards Luncheon recognizes professional women who have excelled in their professional careers and have given back to the community through their time and talent. BRAVA plays a significant role in supporting YWCA’s Center for Women’s…

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“Snow Angels” Needed

When: Flexible volunteer opportunities throughout the winter months. Needed whenever there is snowfall. Where: Homes of elderly residents in Greenwich and Stamford, CT. What: Supermarketing for Seniors, part of Greenwich Jewish Family Services, needs “Snow Angels” to assist with snow removal at the homes of elderly clients living in private houses. For the frail elderly living at home, snowy/icy walks…

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November Letter from the ED

Dear Friends, Looking for a fun and fulfilling way to start your holiday shopping? Well, there’s only one week until the philanthropic event of the season – Greenwich Gives! I would be honored to have you join Volunteers On Call and Greenwich Hospital on Tuesday, December 2 to shop for a cause on Greenwich Avenue…

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Press Release: Greenwich Gives

Looking for a fun way to start your holiday shopping while giving back to local non-profit organizations? On December 2, 2014, Fairfield County residents can support Greenwich Hospital and Volunteers On Call by shopping on Greenwich Avenue during the organizations’ “Greenwich Gives” event. Greenwich Hospital and Volunteers On Call, a local non-profit organization dedicated to…

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Greenwich Gives – Volunteers Needed

What: Greenwich Gives is a community event co-hosted by Volunteers On Call and Greenwich Hospital in recognition of Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global movement to establish the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a day to celebrate giving and generosity. For more information about Giving Tuesday, check out www.givingtuesday.org. During the event, stores/restaurants on and around…

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Turkey Trot 5K – Volunteers Needed

What: The Turkey Trot is an annual fundraising event hosted by the Greenwich Alliance for Education. The Alliance for Education is Greenwich’s leading non-profit education foundation. The organization’s mission is to provide access to opportunities for education success for all Greenwich Public School students. The event consists of an untimed 1-mile fun run and a timed,…

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Lessons in Service Leadership: Part 3 of 3

In my previous posts, I’ve described two essential lessons learned through community service: the importance of considering “the human factor” when putting a project into action and “pivoting” when necessary. Today, I would like to discuss a third aspect of leadership that service has taught me. Problems with Presentation As a 9th grader at Greenwich…

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