AARP Pet Food Drive
The AARP Blacksburg Chapter is hosting a Pet Food Drive on
Tuesday, Nov. 20, for homebound seniors. The program is sponsored by the NRV
Agency on Aging, and the pet food will be distributed by the drivers for
Meals on Wheels. Donations of bagged dry dog or cat food will be accepted during the AARP Blacksburg Chapter meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the
Blacksburg Community Center at 11:30 a.m. Most seniors have small dogs, so buy accordingly. If you cannot attend the meeting, please
contact Sally Anna Stapleton at 540-250-3908.
Holiday Tote Bags
Volunteers are needed on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 1-3 p.m.
to help us finish decorating tote bags to be
distributed to Heritage Hall at Christmas. RSVP Volunteer Fran Hart will assist
volunteers and provide guidance on how to decorate the bags. If you can cut fabric, iron, paint, or glue,
your help is needed! No experience is
necessary to join the fun!
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is hosting a Community Thanksgiving Dinner
on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at noon. Volunteers are needed to help with setup,
serving, and cleanup. Please contact
Major Rebecca Mott at 540-394-1037 or the RSVP office by Friday, Nov. 16, to
Dental Aid NRV
Dental Aid NRV is providing dental screenings in five of the
elementary schools in Blacksburg during the
month of November. Two will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, and three will be held on Friday, Nov. 16. In an effort to help the school nurses, they need a third person to
assist the screening team. The volunteer
job description is quite simple. If the
dental team determines that the child’s teeth are in good condition, the
volunteer will pull a sticker from the child’s clothing and attach it to a letter. At the end of each screening, the volunteer will be responsible for
turning in their letters with stickers to
the classroom teacher. Please contact
the RSVP office for more information
and to sign up.
Good Samaritan Hospice
Volunteers are needed to donate baked goods for a reception
on Friday, Nov. 9, to be held prior to
a memorial service hosted by Good Samaritan Hospice. They are anticipating 50 to 70 guests. They would like donations of brownies,
cupcakes, and cakes brought in disposable plates or containers to 1160 Moose
Drive in Christiansburg. Please contact the RSVP office to sign up to
Christiansburg Police Department Citizens Support Group
Volunteers are needed to make pies for the annual
Christiansburg Police Department holiday dinner on Dec. 7. Call RSVP if you
would like to bake pies for this event.
VA Medical Center
We are sponsoring a holiday social for veterans at the Salem
VA Medical Center on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. We are taking individual treat bags for
40 patients. Items needed are:
- Candy (does not have to be sugar-free)
- Individually wrapped snack food items,
such as snack cakes, crackers, chips and
addition, we are collecting the following items, as the VA Medical Center is in desperate need of donations:
- Shirts (sizes L and XL)
- Shoes (sizes 11 to 13)
- Underwear (sizes S, M, and L)
- Shower shoes (all sizes)
- Walmart gift cards
- Double blade razors
- Deodorant (men's and women’s)
- Backpacks and duffel bags
be new with tags, and we are no longer
able to accept homemade snacks. Please bring items to RSVP by Monday,
Volunteer Opportunities at Montgomery County Christmas Store
and MCEAP Thrift Store and More
The Christmas Store operates Dec. 4-8. Each day
has three shifts (8:30 a.m. to noon, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
Please visit the SignUpGenius site to sign up,
or call the RSVP office to select your desired shift and which position or
department you would like to work. Multiple shifts may be chosen.
Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP)
partners with the Christmas Store to provide shopping prior to and after the Christmas Store. If you can assist at MCEAP with sorting,
putting items out, or shopping, they are open every Thursday (except
Thanksgiving). Please visit
the SignUpGenius site, or call the
office to select your desired shift.
RSVP Holiday Party - Save the Date!
A holiday recognition party for all volunteers is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.
at the St. Paul United Methodist Church Annex. Everyone is asked to bring their
favorite holiday treat for all to enjoy. Voting for new Advisory Council members will take place, and we will be collecting Toys for Tots for
anyone wishing to donate to this holiday project.
Crafting with Christiansburg Library
Join Outreach Coordinator Linda Spivey at the
Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library in the RSVP Activity Room on Monday, Nov.
19, at 10 a.m. to decorate a Christmas box – inside and out. This could be used as a gift box, ornament box,
or Christmas card storage box. Registration is required. Please sign up by Friday, Nov. 16, to
Many thanks to everyone who came out and participated in our
Dining for Dollars events in September! We raised $712, and truly appreciate
your continued support of our fundraising efforts! We would also like to thank the
following businesses for supporting the RSVP Scholarship Fund: Mullins Funeral
Home, Pizza Inn, Dr. Steve Jacobs, DeHart Tile Company, and Blacksburg Physical