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We Had a Blast at the Boys & Girls Club!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS


Four fabulious kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, sporting Prudential
Cares t-shirts, on "Dinner and Internet Essentials Night," on Sept 29, 2011.

On Sept 29, 2011, the Nancy Jenkins Team organized a fun-filled "Dinner and Internet Essentials Night" for kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. The event was organized as part of Prudential's 2011 Global Volunteer Day. We had a blast!

We started our event on September 27 with a trip to a local apple orchard, Shelburne Orchards, where children picked apples and completed a treasure hunt. Each child took home apples—and picked apples for our main event on the 29th. Delicious!

The dinner was a huge success, with over 130 children served. A local prizing-winning BBQ team, Sweet Breathe BBQ, headed by one of our former clients, helped us to make a nutritious dinner of pulled chicken, pasta salad, green salad, and vegetables with dipping sauce—as well as cake and apples for dessert. The kids loved the BBQ! Of the 40 pounds of chicken made, none was left by the end of the night.

The highlight of our event was a Computer Give-away. Our team donated 11 gently used Dell desktop computers that were raffled off during dinner. Eleven happy children took home a computer to share with their family, perfect for doing homework, writing e-mails, surfing the web, and more.

This is our third year at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. It's a terrific way to support children in the community.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our event a success:

Carol Blouin, Russ Cooke, Jason Gerlack, Diane Handy, David Miner, Cindy Warfield-Sowalskie, Maggie McEntee, Eric Gray, Chris Mazur, Sweet Breathe BBQ, Mark Benton, Gabe Handy, Eileen Casey, Laura Ludlum, David Cooper, Pamela Hunt, Alison Barges Derouchie, Meredith Barges, Jennifer Cassani, Ruth Hamilton, Patti Brinckerhoff, Nancy Cathcart, Benton Mitchell, Jim Mitchell, Brianna Sibley, Bryan Jackson, Alison Card, David Card, Glenn Sowalskie, Tuck Rainwater, Nick Cowles

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Manning the grill: from left, Dave Bessery; Nancy Jenkins and Cindy Warfield-Sowalskie
of the Nancy Jenkins Team; Eric Gray, of Sweet Breathe BBQ; and Marc Benton,
of Regency Mortgage Corp.

On September 29, The Nancy Jenkins Team and our clients will host a BBQ dinner for kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, prepared by Grill Master Eric Gray, of Sweet Breathe BBQ. Our team of 15-20 volunteers will plan, cook, and serve a nutritious 3-course meal for nearly 100 kids.

But that's not all!

In conjunction with the BBQ, ComCast will host an informational event for parents about its Internet Essentials Program. Through the program, qualifying families can purchase fast, reliable internet home service for just $9.95 per month. As ComCast explains, “If your child receives free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program, you may qualify.”

To top off the night, The Nancy Jenkins Team will raffle off twelve "gently used" Dell computers, loaded with basic software and ready to go.

In volunteering during this week, the Nancy Jenkins Team and our group of client and vendor volunteers join forces with thousands of Prudential associates and volunteers around the world participating in Prudential’s 2011 Global Volunteer Day. Held every year near the first weekend of October, this initiative encourages Prudential associates to get more involved in their communities.

Last year, over 25,000 associates, their families, and friends made a difference in 7 countries, 41 states, and over 800 projects. With your help, we can make this year’s event an even greater success!

Shifts are available between 2:30 and 6:00pm, with food prep, serving, and clean-up.

Based on our participation, The Prudential Foundation may also provide a generous $1,000 grant to our nonprofit partner organization, the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington.

Join us! Join in the fun! Meet the fabulous kids of the Boys & Girls Club.

For more information or to register as a volunteer, e-mail meredith(at)nancyjenkins.com.

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South Burlington VT 05403
802-846-4888
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