Volunteers from the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) took a break from the fundraising event to gather in front of the Talbot’s store at the Tyson’s Center Mall. Guests and shoppers were invited to Talbot’s for a special evening of shopping, door prizes, raffles and refreshments. Talbot’s also had on hand personal shopping specialists to enhance the guests shopping fun. Ten percent of the evening’s net proceeds will be donated to SCOV by Talbot’s to address the ever growing need for services for seniors.
Founded in 1997, the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing opportunities for adults (50+) to seek rewarding lives and to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. In 2013 SCOV provided services and programs to more than 3,000 older adults. In 2012 SCOV was voted the Best Nonprofit of the Year by the Vienna Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Each year more than 200 volunteers at SCOV serve as medical drivers, companion drivers, friendly callers and visitors, health and wellness educators, office assistants, fundraisers, and grant writers. These volunteers run programs such as SCOV’s Lunch n’ Life, Adventures in Learning, trips and outings, special events, and caregivers’ support group. To learn more about SCOV and how you can help, visit their website at www.scov.org or call Michelle Scott, executive director at 703-281-5088,firstname.lastname@example.org