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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498

Date: October 13, 2011


RSVP to host Oct. 28 event highlighting ways to make a difference in a child's life

RSVP will host a mentoring/tutoring information meeting on Oct. 28 with representatives and volunteers from Big Brothers Big Sisters, Connecting Generations, Delaware Mentoring Council, Read Aloud Delaware and Reading Assist. Lt. Gov. Matt Denn will be the keynote speaker.

The meeting will be at 10 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W. 13th Street, Wilmington. Attendees will listen to volunteers as they share their personal experiences, what motivated them to get involved, the satisfaction and personal rewards as they help children realize their potential. Representatives and volunteers from the organizations will be available to answer questions about their volunteer opportunities.

To register, please call (302) 255-9882.

RSVP is a federally funded program and part of the Corporation for National and Community Service. RSVP refers adults 55 years of age and older to volunteer opportunities throughout New Castle County. The Department of Health and Social Services' Division of State Service Centers sponsors the New Castle County RSVP.

For more information about RSVP, please call (302) 255-9690.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.