Box Tops Rewards Program - Contact: Tracie Solarte
The Box Tops for Education program provides Devonshire Elementary School with financial support by collecting Box Top tabs which are redeemable for both cash and prizes benefitting both students and faculty at Devonshire Elementary School. Box Tops are donated and entered into the online Box Tops system by a team of MVA volunteers who help coordinate fund disbursement to the school.
Devonshire Reading Program - Contact: Lesley Lewis
The MVA Devonshire Reading Program supplies volunteers to read to Devonshire Elementary School’s third grade students on a weekly basis throughout the school-year. The program launches with a grade-wide pizza party and concludes with a field trip to Lazy 5 Ranch.
Devonshire Backpack Program - Contact: Lesley Lewis
The Devonshire Backpack Program provides food-insecure students at Devonshire Elementary School with backpacks full of nutritious, child-friendly food when resources such as school lunches and after-school meals/ snacks, are not available to children during afterschool hours. This program is funded through the generosity of MVA employees through the Firm’s annual employee giving campaign.
Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter - Contact: Lynn Howell Davis
In addition to providing pro bono legal services to Safe Alliance, MVA employees also provide hands-on assistance to families in need at the organization’s domestic violence shelter. From food preparation to child care, the shelter seeks assistance from hundreds of volunteers to maintain a safe and stable home for its clients. MVA visits the shelter quarterly to plan, prepare, and serve lunch to current residents.
Urban Promise - Recyclicious: Crafting with RePurpose - Contact: JoAnn Lett
Recyclicious is an 8-week after-school arts curriculum in partnership with Urban Promise which encourages students to tap into their creativity by using resources right at their fingertips. Launched in January 2017 and led by JoAnn Lett and Darnise Starr, the program utilizes recycled products to make innovative art pieces with participating elementary-school students. Volunteers have an opportunity to design and teach various crafts, work alongside teenage mentors and build connections with attending school-aged students.