Civic and Community Relations

Volunteering and Fundraising

Last Updated: August 05, 2013

INVOLVE (International Volunteer Venture), a grassroots volunteer group started by IMF staff in March 1994, is the main avenue for volunteerism in the IMF.

Staff members, their friends, families, and retirees participate in regularly scheduled projects which range from annual parties for children in need and monthly feeding programs for the homeless to rebuilding homes and mentoring children.

IMF staff volunteer thousands of hours a year, both in our host city and in locations around the world.

IMF volunteers prepare and serve food at Calvary Women’s Shelter

Rebuilding together with Christmas in April: IMF volunteers take a lunch break while repairing a home

IMF volunteers prepare and serve food at Calvary Women’s Shelter

Rebuilding together with Christmas in April: IMF volunteers take a lunch break while repairing a home


IMF Mentoring

IMF volunteers have been mentoring in local schools since 1996.

Our staff monthly helps over 50 students with reading, math and other subjects during lunch and after school, at Stevens Elementary School and Adams Elementary School.

Students and their mentors celebrate the end of the school year at Stevens Elementary School.
 
Students and their mentors celebrate the end of the school year at Stevens Elementary School
 

IMF Summer Kids Camp

The IMF's Civic Program has sponsored a one-week summer day camp for children of low-income families at Bretton Woods Recreation Center in Germantown, Maryland.

During one week in August fifty children, aged 6 - 12 years enjoy swimming, tennis, soccer, nature hikes, games, and arts & crafts. The children come from the Latin American Youth Center and Calvary Bilingual Multicultural Learning Center/CentroNía.

IMF employees volunteered their time as counselors throughout the week.

IMF employees volunteer as counselors at the Summer Kids Camp.
 
IMF employees volunteer as counselors at the Summer Kids Camp
 
 
Children enjoy an outing at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.
 
Children enjoy an outing at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary
 
 
Children enjoy the summer camp at Bretton Woods Recreation Center.
 
Children enjoy the summer camp at Bretton Woods Recreation Center
 

 

Help the Homeless Walkathon

The IMF has been a major partner in Fannie Mae's annual Help the Homeless Walkathon since 2000, contributing at the Chairman's Circle level of $50,000.

In 2005, the walkathon raised over $7.8 million to help local nonprofits working with the homeless.

Staff and their families come out in full force for this event.

IMF employees walk for the homeless.

IMF employees walk for the homeless.
IMF employees walk for the homeless

 

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