All Treats, No Tricks at the Charity Fair

Opportunity Center Director Maria Vasquez charmed Loudoun County Supervisors and employees alike at the Government Center Charity Fair last Friday in Leesburg. She represented INMED as one of the county’s supported programs for its annual workplace giving campaign during the month of November. Maria (pictured here with Leesburg District Supervisor Kristen Umstattd) , explained to passersby how designating INMED Partnerships for Children would help our Opportunity Center reach more children in crisis or facing homelessness right here in Loudoun County.

If you’re a Loudoun County Government employee and would like to designate INMED for your workplace giving, simply enter the following information on your donation form:

INMED Partnerships for Children
EIN # 52-1482339
21630 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 130, Sterling, VA 20166

Our kids will thank you for it!

Hope for Teen Mothers

INMED’s Healthy Families program helps teen mothers cope with the challenges of parenting while equipping them for a successful future. Through intensive case management and mentoring, INMED’s dedicated staff forms close relationships with their young clients, giving them hope and encouragement. This video from a similar INMED program in California tells the poignant story of one teen mother who made it through a difficult time and is now thriving, thanks to INMED.

Thankful Thursday

INMED is thankful for Madison Landry, who attends Stone Bridge High School and has been faithfully volunteering at our Opportunity Center since October 2015. Madison saw volunteering as a way to help underprivileged children improve their school work and grow as individuals. She wasn’t expecting the extent to which she would grow as well. “There are SO many rewarding things about volunteering at INMED,” she says. “I love when I help a student through a word or a math problem, and later they try it themselves and they solve or read it perfectly. It shows that my help is effective and I’m making a difference. I also love hearing that when I consistently tutor a particular student, their overall grades improve.”

The kids look forward to seeing their tutor as well.  “When I walk in, they run up to me and give me a big hug,” she says. “Or they smile and wave through the window and say ‘You’re here!’ INMED is definitely the highlight of my week!”

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the OC, please contact Erin Lewis at elewis@inmed.org.