Spring Fling Benefits Foster Children
More than 30 committee management officers, analysts and specialists
contributed to a prom preparation service project as part of their
annual Spring Fling. LaVerne Stringfield, director, Office of Federal
Advisory Committee Policy (OFACP), acknowledged them for their
generosity in reaching out to young women and men in the Montgomery
County foster care program. The prom project was coordinated by
a Spring Fling committee that included Virginia Wills of NIAAA
and Anna Snouffer and Linda Payne of OFACP. "It was a pleasure
bringing the donated dresses, money, shoes, jewelry, cameras, photo
books and other items to adolescents in foster care who were planning
to attend proms," said a coordinator. One specialist, a Maryland-licensed
make-up artist, volunteered to do make-up and teach make-up applications
to groups of girls.
|NIH committee management officers,
analysts and specialists show some of the recent formal wear
donated to Montgomery County’s foster care program.
The staff at the Maryland Department of Human Resources were excited
when they saw the beautiful dresses and generous donations, reported
a committee member. "These are dresses girls will want to wear," said
Ilene Heiney, information and referral specialist at Child Protective
Services. Also donated were purses, watches and other accessories.