Teen Volunteers in Action celebrates new year with parent luncheon


The Teen Volunteers in Action, SD1 Chapter, celebrated the new year during its Parent Luncheon held on Jan. 21 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club.

In addition to business and socializing among the attendees was a chance to donate sports equipment and school supplies for one of the chapter’s newest philanthropies, The Sudanese American Youth Center. Tracy Speas coordinated the donations and drove away with a truckload of basketballs, soccer balls, notebooks, pens and pencils, all of which will be lovingly used at the Center’s after-school program.

The guest speaker at the luncheon was Kaye de Lancey Hentschke, director of development for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. A dedicated mom and volunteer in schools and health-care organizations, Kaye spoke about hunger in San Diego and her journey from passionate volunteer to professional fundraiser for the nonprofit Food Bank.

TVIA’s membership is made up of boys in grades 7-12, together with their parents, who wish to serve the community and develop leadership. Each grade level is limited to approximately 30 boys to ensure a meaningful volunteer experience.

TVIA is accepting applications for new members to the incoming seventh-grade class for the 2014-2015 season.

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