This year’s work day event was a huge success.
More than three dozen members of the Beth Chai community met at A Wider Circle for a busy and fun morning of community service.
The Silver Spring organization’s mission is helping people out of poverty. It provides those in need home furnishings, everyday clothing and professional attire, and job coaching. The warehouse was brimming with recent unsorted donations. Beth Chai members were assigned to organize different areas, including household goods, children's toys, books, linens, infant clothing and professional wardrobe. Items were sorted and cleaned to assure they were presented to clients in good condition.
Beth Chai’s volunteers shared some thoughts about why this event was rewarding to them:
"A sense of doing good for the community"
"Working with my kids"
"Learning more about what things should be donated"
"You can see how much is donated to the community"
"It was so much fun decorating the showroom"
Thanks to the Social Action Committee for coordinating. This was not our first work day visit to AWS, an event that is fast becoming a favorite of the Beth Chai community. We look forward to returning.