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SAW Serves Dinner and Concert

  • 01/09/2016
  • 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Embry Rucker Community Center in Reston

SAW Serves is a charitable and noble vision within the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW) community and organization. 

The goal of SAW Serves is to feed, entertain and encourage people in homeless communities. After Ricardo White’s dedicated and “second to none” volunteer work and after his untimely passing on December 25, 2014. I am honored to continue this as a SAW member.

The next SAW Serves event is Saturday, January 9, 2015 at Embry Rucker Community Center located at 11975 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA 20190. Embry Rucker Community Center is homeless shelter that fills a need within the Reston community and has allowed SAW Serves to be a part of the “giving and sharing experience”.

WE NEED Volunteers for Food Preparation, serving Food, Performing/Entertaining, and/or Clean Up for this event

Event Details: 

2:30 PM: SAW Serves volunteers arrive with food and help set up in the kitchen. There is an onsite nutritionist who orchestrates and oversees the setup, menu, serving the clients, and clean up. Also, volunteers can attend to the needs of the clients in the dining area by pouring drinks and sharing conversations and time.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: SAW volunteers serve dinner to the clients (cafeteria-style). There is a seating area for the walk-ins and a separate seating area for families.

6:30 PM: Dinner clean-up begins. Volunteers will collect and hand-wash all dinnerware, mop floors, wash off tables and put everything away in the proper place.

6:30 PM – 8:30: Entertainment from volunteers performers. There is a cozy performing space in front of the cafeteria eating area for performers.

8:30 PM: FINAL clean-up and walk through to make sure we leave Embry Ricker Community Center the same as it was when we arrived.

Menu – Prepared and/or Donated By SAW volunteers:

Chicken Alfredo or Chicken Fettuccine
Cooked California Medley (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots)
Apple Sauce
Soda (Diet and Regular Varieties) 2 Liter Plastic Bottles
Milk (Regular and 1%) Gallon Containers
Water in Plastic Bottles
Ice Cream with Toppings (Chocolate Syrup, Caramel Syrup, Jimmies)
Cookies and Cake and/or Other Sweets

The shelter estimates there could be up to 120 hungry souls to feed.

Please contact me at 1959hjg@gmail.com with any questions and to volunteer. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.


Howard Goldberg

Songwriters' Association of Washington is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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