Fairfax County Public School board member Ilyrong Moon, right, regularly volunteers with STAMP.
Eighty-eight volunteers who were students, teachers, principals, alumni, families, and Fairfax County Public School board members gathered at Waples Mill Elementary School in Oakton on Jan. 12, 2019 to participate in the STAMP committee's Valentine Challenge. STAMP stands for Science Technology Art Music Philanthropy. We made a total of 860 cards. These cards will go in care packages to college students who are former foster kids and who may not otherwise get a care package at college. We did this to remind them that there are people in the world who care about them. This event was part of Volunteer Fairfax’s annual Volunteer Challenge. On every card, we used markers, stickers, foam hearts, doilies, etc. to decorate the cards, and we also glued on a short excerpt from “Oh the Places You’ll Go” written by Dr. Seuss. All of the cards that we made will be sent to an organization called Foster Care to Success. They will deliver the cards to those former foster students.
I’ve been doing this event for two years, and every time I go, I feel awesome. Even my little brother and pre-school sister had a fun time making cards. I look forward to doing this again next year.