IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!!

Make your tax-deductible donation to INMED before midnight! www.opportunitycenter.org

Vote for INMED Partnerships for Children as the BEST nonprofit in Loudoun County. Just click on this link: http://northernvatimes.secondstreetapp.com/l/best-of-loudoun-2017/Ballot/AroundLoudoun

Scroll down to Non-profit/Civic Support Organization and cast your vote for INMED Partnerships. You don’t have to be a resident to vote! Voting ends on December 31. Show your support of low-income kids and families INMED serves in Loudoun!

It’s not too late to make a tax-deductible donation to INMED’s Opportunity Center!

It’s not too late to make a tax-deductible donation to INMED’s Opportunity Center! Help us reach more children at risk of abuse, neglect, homeless, poverty and worse—right in your own back yard. Our opportunity center provides a continuum of care for low-income families, from prenatal care and child development education to school and job readiness instruction to homelessness prevention and intervention. Donate today at www.opportunitycenter.us!

Thankful Thursday

INMED is grateful for all the donors, supporters and volunteers who make our work at the Opportunity Center possible. Our volunteers logged more than 1,324 service hours over the past year! We also have received unprecedented support from individuals, businesses, county agencies and foundations this year. We could not provide the quality and quantity of programs to our community without their generosity. Click on this link to see our list of INMED’s Opportunity Center champions:

http://opportunitycenter.us/thank-you-to-our-volunteers/

Help us reach more kids

While you’re sitting down to dinner with your family, 8-year-old Sam is helping his mother clean office buildings. He is one of the kids who does not have transportation to INMED’s after-school program, so he either must stay home alone while his mother starts her shift or go to work with her. It’s a tough decision for any parent. Thanks to a generous grant from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, INMED will be able to provide transportation to children like Sam. We’re expecting to double our student base as a result. Will you help us cover the additional costs for our new students?  Show your support on our Giving Grid at https://www.givinggrid.com/INMEDOpportunityCenter/

Leave an encouraging message for our staff and our kids and post a photo, too! Thank you for helping us fill our grid!

It’s not too late to vote!

It’s not too late to vote for INMED Partnerships for Children as the BEST nonprofit in Loudoun County. Just click on this link: http://northernvatimes.secondstreetapp.com/l/best-of-loudoun-2017/Ballot/AroundLoudoun

Scroll down to Non-profit/Civic Support Organization and cast your vote for INMED Partnerships. You don’t have to be a resident to vote! Voting ends on December 31. Show your support of low-income kids and families INMED serves in Loudoun!

Help us kick off 2017 by continuing your support!

During this season of giving, INMED is thankful for all our donors, supporters and volunteers, who make it possible for us to provide stability and opportunities for self-sufficiency to children and their families here in the DC Metro region and around the world. Help us kick off 2017 by continuing your support! And if you haven’t contributed to INMED yet, double your impact by taking advantage of our DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR MATCH on https://power-in-30.networkforgood.com/projects/15040-inmed-powerin30

Thank you to our donors, volunteers and supporters

The children, families and staff at the Opportunity Center are extremely grateful for the time and talent of our dedicated volunteers. They are integral to our goal of reshaping the futures of low-income children in our community.

We offer a standing ovation to the following volunteers:

Allyson T Alexandra S Sarah H Lisa S
Nayeli H Rishika R Kaitlyn F Aarya S
Christina K Francisca R Melanie T Nandini B
Deisy R Sujata P Priscilla P
(100+ hours!)
Sameeha K
Cathy H Camryn F Janet A
(100+ hours!)
Silvia S
Zuleika B Lauren B Madison L Arghavan V
Greg E John F Steve A Beth O
Anthony C Noor H Sarah H Jasmine A
Bianca H Isha D Meredith V Abha P
Ethar H Armia A Troy Z

The staff, families and children are grateful to our generous donors and supporters for funding and supplying in-kind contributions for our programs. Together, we’re reshaping the futures of children and families who currently lack opportunities to thrive in our community.

Thank you to our donors:

Claude Moore Charitable Foundation Community Foundation for the National Capital Region County of Loudoun Gannett Foundation
Insperity Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Loudoun County Department of Family Services Loudoun Impact Fund
Meyer Foundation Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Rockwell Collins The Builders Foundation
TJX Foundation Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Virginia Department of Social Services 100WomenStrong
Volunteers of America Good Shepard Alliance Habitat for Humanity LARC

Thank you to our supporters:

 Dr. Rami Tahhan Access National Bank Andrew Konia Anne Ginsburgh
Anne Milem, Inavient Anthony & Allison Howard Ashburn Rotary Baker Family
Barbara Fink Barbara James-Repetti Barbara Lake Barbara Mackin
Barbara Schaufeld Ben Baker, Kelsey Baker, Hayes Baker, Mark Baker Beth Hodge Boy Scouts
Christine Solano Claudia Alvarez Color Me Mine Computer CORE
Conveyance Marketing Group Creative Dance Center Creek’s Edge Winery Deborah Thack
Deckshield Diane Chandler Diane Gardner Dulles Chamber of Commerce
Dulles Golf EKKLESIA USA Church Elaine Watt Elizabeth Fritsche
Elizabeth Moore Coya Elizabeth Moye Evergreen Adventure Park & Sportsplex Five Stones Institute
Focus Wealth Management Fortessa Table Solutions Francesca Laursen Freddie Mac
Giant Food Giesecke & Devrient (Corporation) Gina Prato-Gallerini Gretchen Teran
Hal & Betsy Schild Help for Others Hope Stonerook Ilona Korzha
Jacki Croft Taylor Jennifer Jenkins Jeri Fellerman Johanna Van-Doren
John Driggers John Remy Jorge Frappuccini Joyce Sheftic
Joyce & Stephen Lynn Juliana McDowell (singer) K&H Landscaping Karen Johnson-Norman
Kasya Taylor Kathleen Martin Katie McFarlane Kaye Davis
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Kenny Lopez Kim Jackson Kousis Management
Kristin Callahan Laurie Warhol LCPS Lexor Alvarez
Lifetime Fitness Linda Pfeiffer Linda Phu Lisa Horowitz
Loudoun Abused Women Shelter (LAWS) Loudoun Cares Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Loudoun County Department ofMental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services
Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services Loudoun County Department of Public Health Loudoun County Department of Social Services Loudoun Hunger Relief
Loudoun Literacy Council Lynn Scott Marcia Bradford, Chain Bridge Bank Margaret Glassman
Margaret Sacks Margaret Sanders Margot & Paul Zimmerman Maria Vasquez
Marilyn Burroughs Marion Hecht Marriot Hotel by Dulles 28 Centre Mary Jean Fell
Mary Winter, Firm Advice Mary Woodruff Mary-Lynne Lasco McGuireWoods
Meaghan Pedati Melissa Glassman, McGuireWoods Melissa Walker Michelle Chambliss
Mike Rhodes Mondelez International Murray Hill State Nancy Abbott
Nancy Baker Nickole Winnett Nickole Winnett Northern Virginia Family Services
Omnilert LLC Ondrea McIntyre-Hall Orangetheory Fitness Pam & Todd Johnston
PASTA Paula Manczuk Phyllis Akers Rachel George
Residence Inn at Dulles ResQ BBQ Reston Limousine Rockwell Collins
Ruth O. Tart Trust Saint Theresa’s Church Salvation Army Sam Awotwi
Sandra Shihadeh Stephanie Davis, KPMG Sterling United Methodist Church Steve Altizer
Steve Keane Tanya Bosse Tart Lamber Company TD Bank
The Cooley Gallery Tina Vance Virginia Kress Volunteer Match
Wegmans Leesburg Wendell Chambliss William & Judy Carroll Women Giving Back
Michelle Lindsay

P.A.S.T.A. for Christmas

High school students in the P.A.S.T.A. organization (Peers and Students Taking Action) threw a Secret Santa gift exchange with the children in INMED’s after-school program at the Opportunity Center. The children received gifts from the high school students and made crafts and ornaments for P.A.S.T.A. volunteers in return. Pictures are attached. P.A.S.T.A. has provided a steady stream of high school student volunteers for the past two years. For more information about P.A.S.T.A., visit http://www.wearepasta.com/

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Thankful Thursday – Making Wishes Come True

The children in INMED’s after-school program have enjoyed making wish lists for the holidays. They were overjoyed when a mysterious stranger delivered their wish list items during their holiday party last week. Whoops of laughter could be heard throughout the hallways of the Opportunity Center as the kids unwrapped Pokémon cards, Rainbow Looms, My Little Pony and Legos – all courtesy of Christina Krogh of Building Confident Kids. A brand-new nonprofit based in Leesburg, Building Confident Kids seeks to build the self-esteem of children in crisis situations by providing care packages and support activities, such as art, music and pet therapy. In addition to the wish list items, the care packages included inspiring children’s books and journals to support cathartic expression.

Christina received a gift in return in the form of hugs and adoration from the OC kids. It was a verklempt-worthy moment for all! For more information about Building Confident Kids, visit http://www.buildingconfidentkids.org/home.html.

A vote for INMED is a vote for our kids! Vote TODAY!

Don’t forget to vote for INMED Partnerships for Children in the Loudoun Times Mirror’s BEST OF LOUDOUN competition. Just click on this link: http://northernvatimes.secondstreetapp.com/l/best-of-loudoun-2017/Ballot/AroundLoudoun and select INMED Partnerships in the “Around Loudoun” category /  “Nonprofit-Civic Support Organization” subcategory. You don’t have to be a resident to vote! Deadline is December 31st. A vote for INMED is a vote for our kids! Vote TODAY!