Entries by Barb Harrell

Life is Like a Pinball Game

Forest Gump’s life might be like a box of chocolates, but mine would better be described as a pinball game. I have clear goals and know where I want to go; yet, there are bumps in the road, distractions, and surprises along the way. The pinball rarely takes a clear path to the top.

Change In Kitchen Leadership

Today I am sharing a big change for VP. Colleen Alletto will be stepping down as “Kitchen Leader” and filling the new volunteer role of “Event Coordinator”. The VP Kitchen Leader’s consistent weekly hours do not meet Colleen’s current needs. She has missed the flexibility necessary to help, support, spend time, and enjoy her large […]

Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to October Volunteer of the Month – Paul Warren! Village Project was privileged to walk along side Paul’s family two years ago in their time of need. Today, VP is blessed to have Paul on board as website manager.  Paul’s expertise and attention to detail ensure news, events, and information are current and presented […]

Beautification of VP Grounds

The Village Project would like to thank Byron and Julia Shutt at Maple Leaf Landscaping for the wonderful work they are doing to beatify the grounds around the office.  They have done great work all over Bay Village and we are lucky to have their services.  Work is in-progress and more pictures will be coming nearer […]

Congratulations To Harper Tindall

Congratulations to Harper Tindall and Rachel Boggess who earned thier Green Aprons this month.  Volunteers earn their prestigious green aprons after volunteering 12 times in the Village Project kitchen.

1 Year/4 Year Anniversaries

Today marks 1 year that the new kitchen opened and 4 years since the inception of the Village (Food) Project. Time to remark on how far the Village Project has come from its humble beginnings. Congratulations to everyone involved, from volunteers to donors and partners.

Bay Village-Based Village Project Aims To Expand Reach

The Morning Journal – April 5, 2014.   When Barb Harrell started the Village Project, a nonprofit organization in Bay Village assisting cancer patients and their families, she never thought she’d end up being one of its clients. But that’s exactly what happened after her husband, Jeff, was diagnosed with cancer, making her not only […]