Valencia’s Resource Development Office staff attends the United Way Days of Caring Volunteer Event at Orlando Day Nursery. From to left to right: Linda Sullivan, administrative assistant; Beverlee Andrews, manager, grants development and special projects; Allie Yadav, manager, grants development and special projects; Kristeen Christian, assistant vice president, resource development; and Lashon Henderson, manager, grant administration and development.
Valencia College Resource Development (RDO) staff joined United Way in Central Florida’s largest community-wide volunteer event, The United Day of Caring, on Friday, September 27, 2013. The RDO staff was assigned to the Orlando Day Nursery where they took part in telling the story of the legendary Johnny Appleseed. Activities included apple tasting and creating booklets for the children to take home.
Orlando Day Nursery is the oldest childcare provider in the southeast, and its mission is to “prepare children for a successful future regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances, by providing safe, high quality, early childcare and education services.” United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories.