NNV and G4G join forces to help older adults

Ann Van Dusen

Northwest Neighbors Village is committed to building a generous and supportive community where older adults can thrive.  In February, Northwest Neighbors Village had an exciting opportunity to expand our reach by partnering with Goods for Good DC (G4G) to support We Are Family Senior Outreach, a non-profit organization that serves hard-to-reach older adults in underserved parts of the city.  This was a great way for our Village to share acts of kindness with seniors throughout the city.

Eight NNV members and volunteers baked treats and assembled 100 “We Care” gift bags with fun things such as books, soaps and lotions, decorative items, chocolates and more to raise the spirits of vulnerable seniors in DC.  As Judie Fien-Helfman - NNV volunteer and supporting member - said after dropping off her gift bags, “it was so fun.” Supporting member Mike Van Dusen and neighbors Wes and Virginia Egan (pictured below) clearly agree.

Northwest Neighbors Village welcomes younger volunteers who want to make a difference in our community. William Hardee, a senior at St. John’s College High School (pictured below), volunteers with NNV for his community service requirement and has helped with a variety of tasks, including delivering holiday meals and gifts to our members.  This project was a great fit for William who set aside time last weekend to prepare “We Care” gift bags for vulnerable seniors.

There is a strong spirit of generosity at Northwest Neighbors Village. The partnership with Goods for Good DC was a great opportunity for our Village to extend our generous spirit to seniors throughout the city.

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