AidNow News AidNow News en Thank you! 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_151 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>A heartfelt thank you to our volunteers!</p></td> </tr> </table> Aidnow 5th Anniversary Throwdown 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_152 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>On May 16, 2015, we will celebrate Aidnow’s 5-year anniversary, and what an amazing journey it has been thus far. To all of our contributors, partners, volunteers, corporate sponsors, and church communities – a heartfelt and sincere THANK YOU for your support, encouragement, prayers, and donations.</p></td> </tr> </table> Jump Start 2015 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_148 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Jump Start Volunteers: Please expect an email with details, including parking. The dress attire for Thursday is a black shirt, company or staff shirt, or Aidnow shirt. Aidnow shirts will be on sale for $15.00 and hoodies for $25.00. Thank you for helping with this amazing event!</p></td> </tr> </table> Jump Start 2015 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_147 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out a local event you can be a critical part of!</p></td> </tr> </table> Our 5th Anniversary Party Is Just A few weeks away! 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_145 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>It's hard to believe, but our 5th Anniversary is May 16th! Plan to join us for live music, local food trucks, a silent auction and much more. </p></td> </tr> </table> Save the Date 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_144 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>AIDNOW will be having an anniversary event on May 16th at Young Veterans Brewing Company from 3-7. There will be a live band, local food truck, 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction with big ticket items up for grabs. You do not want to miss this event!</p></td> </tr> </table> Strawbridge Elementary Gives Back 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_143 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Students and staff at Strawbridge ES raised funds to help support homeless Virginia Beach students. </p></td> </tr> </table> AIDNOW Gearing up to Help VBCPS Beach Bag Program 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_142 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>With the support of Food Lion, AIDNOW was able to purchase over $1000.00 in food for VBCPS's Beach Bag Program. Volunteers will meet this week to fill bags for Virginia Beach students who do not have enough to eat.</p></td> </tr> </table> Coming Soon in 2015! 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_141 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Want to help support homeless kids in Virginia Beach? Stay tuned for more information on our Girls Night Out and 5 Year Anniversary Celebration!</p></td> </tr> </table> View photos from the JUMP START event. 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_135 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The JUMP START event in August where we served over 550 families providing clothing, backpacks, school supplies...</p></td> </tr> </table> WVEC Dialogue Show Appearance 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_153 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Aidnow was interviewed along with the Virginia Beach Public School System Social Work Director to promote the upcoming JumpStart Event. The airing of the show was a great way to spread awareness and gain monetary and volunteer support for the event.</p></td> </tr> </table> Beach schools take action for homeless children 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_134 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The Virginia Beach Public School system is taking action and getting results for homeless and underprivileged children. </p></td> </tr> </table> Schoolchildren offered "jump start" 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_133 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia Beach City Public Schools and a series of partners held a one-stop shop for Virginia Beach schoolchildren who may not be fortunate enough to go back-to-school shopping every year.</p></td> </tr> </table> Down to the Wire but Not the End 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_154 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>With our 2nd annual Jump Start event in just a week, again itʼs hard to believe that it is all coming together so awesome in the end stretch.</p></td> </tr> </table> Raising awareness and funds for “JUMP START” 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_155 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Recently, we joined our friends, Melissa and Dave Lukeson at Trinity Tattoo to raise awareness and funds for “JUMP START”, our annual Back to School Event for Homeless Students in Virginia Beach.</p></td> </tr> </table> AidNow is proud to present Jump Start 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_103 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>AidNow is proud to present Jump Start. Partnering with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools' Social Work Services to help over 800 homeless students K-12 in Virginia Beach. </p></td> </tr> </table> AidNow was the recipient of the 3rd annual [RE]CREATE event 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_109 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>AidNow was the recipient of the 3rd annual [RE]CREATE event at Trinity Tattoo in Virginia Beach.</p></td> </tr> </table> Newsletter #3 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_158 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>See what we've been up to! </p></td> </tr> </table> Newsletter #2 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_159 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out what we've been up to! </p></td> </tr> </table> Aidnow Fundraising Event Weekend March 19-20, 2011 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_157 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>What an amazing opportunity to get involved and make a difference in our world. We hope to see you all there.</p></td> </tr> </table> Holiday Season at Union Mission 14a3e0247f6ab32ec76796c6d06466634f29878b_156 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>On December 4th, Board Member Jessie Calevas hosted a fundraiser to benefit Union Mission. Each attendee brought bags of food for Holiday Baskets for the less fortunate in Hampton Roads. On December 15th, AidNow will be dropping off the food and presenting a check to assist them in their efforts. </p></td> </tr> </table>