Community Outreach Project
Do you have a child with a box of crayons (or a virtual classroom of children with crayons)? Do you have your own box of crayons or paints? Do you have a favorite poem? To bring some cheer to older adult residents (socially isolated because of the pandemic) at The Village at Rockville, a local retirement community, cheerful artwork and short written pieces are being collected. The project is supported by Washington Grove Cares and the Woman’s Club. For example, a child might do a crayon drawing; at the top it would say “Hello to The Village at Rockville!” and at the end “From Clara Belle, age 6, Washington Grove MD.” An adult might send an upbeat poem or a collection of humorous quotes (a la “Kids Say the Darndest Things”), put together a collage of flower pictures, or just write a cheery note and say “I am thinking about you at The Village at Rockville”
Items can be placed in the Village at Rockville box on the porch of the Woman’s Club or upon, request, will be picked up by Judy Mroczka. If you have any questions or have something to be picked up, please call Judy at 301 785-3491 or email her at [email protected]. Deadline is July 15.
If You Don’t Regularly Read the Washington Grove Listserv…
You can receive the occasional but useful announcements of WGC activities and resources without relying on the WG Yahoo listserv.
Contact Betsy Klinger ([email protected]) to add your name to a list created to supplement the listserv when we send out WGC notices.
Coordinating Shopping Trips During the COVID 19 Epidemic
Working together, we can reduce the total number of trips between the Grove and groceries/pharmacies and help neighbors at the same time.
Impromptu Grocery/Pharmacy Trips
If you are going to a particular grocery store/pharmacy and can pick up items for others, consider posting a message to the listserv ([email protected]) hours before or even the night before you head out. Mention which store you plan to visit and list your phone number so neighbors can contact you before emailing requests.
Regularly Scheduled Grocery Trips
Two volunteers have offered to shop for others at regular times each week; contact them directly.
MONDAY: (contact by Sun. 5 pm) Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, MOM’s, or Aldi’s
Call or text Caitlin Bethepu at 414-208-8661
WEDNESDAY evenings: (contact by Wed. noon) and
SATURDAY early mornings: (contact by Fri. 5 pm) Giant Food Store
Call or text Paul Boynton at 301-367-7830, or email [email protected]