BOMA Outreach ended a productive year of volunteering with Baking for the Troops on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019. A mix of (11) allied and principal members, partnered with CPCC, baked a total of 4200 cookies and 414 brownies that were to be distributed to our troops as they came home to see their families for the holidays! The following morning, with shifts running from 2:30 AM to 3:00 PM, BOMA members greeted and personally thanked the troops as they walked into the airport. These events are heartwarming each year. We appreciate the opportunity to be able to give back and say thank you to the men and women who protect our freedom!
BOMA Outreach will be kicking off the new year with new events! We will be sorting donation items in the Classroom Central Warehouse in the Cotswold Area of Charlotte (3903 Craig Avenue) from 1-4pm on Wednesday, March 4th. Classroom Central equips students in need to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies to teachers throughout the year.
At our luncheon on Tuesday, April 21st, we will feature a 50/50 Raffle and will be collecting activity-based toys for Safe Alliance. Safe Alliance provides hope and healing for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault in the Charlotte area. On Tuesday, April 28th, we will host an Ice Cream / Play Social at The Safe Alliance Clyde & Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter. This shelter offers 80 beds and provides triage services in addition to longer-term care. Many of the women who are staying in this shelter have children. At this social, we will pop open the toys and enjoy the outdoors with the kids who are staying in the home. All toys will be left with the kids once our event has ended. Channel your inner child and join us for a fun active afternoon of sunshine and laughs!
One of our many goals this year is to increase principal member involvement in volunteering. More events will be posted as details of the event are locked down. We hope all principal members will look at the BOMA Outreach calendar and will register for a volunteer event that looks interesting to you!