On April 28th, in ceremonies at the National Conference Center, the son and mother team of Mitesh and Kamala Shrestha were honored as the Loudoun Cares 2017 Outstanding Family of the Year.
The Shresthas have worked with Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers since 2013. Together they serve the hungry in Loudoun County. All through 2016, they delivered supplemental food from Loudoun Hunger Relief to homebound elderly and disabled adults. They also now take a care receiver shopping for groceries a few times each month.
Mitesh is a 17-year-old AP Honors student, hard working son, and volunteer. Since 2013, Mitesh helped with chores, yard work and with quality of life programming for LVC care receivers. He serves on the LVC Youth Advisory Committee which helps direct the focus their student caregiver program.
Mitesh’s mother, Kamala, supports and encourages her son’s achievements and nurtures his desires for a better world. She served on the LVC Board of Directors in 2016.
LVC encourages parents to volunteer with their children/grandchildren; they believe that this experience enhances the bond not only with the community but within the family as well. And it has been proven that children who volunteer grow into adults who volunteer.
Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers is a Non-Profit 501(c) 3, founded in 1995 in Loudoun County. Through a team of committed volunteers, LVC helps meet the needs of the frail elderly, disabled and adults with chronic illness. With help ranging from medical/dialysis transportation, grocery shopping, and money management to simple visits, the LVC mission is to help those in need maintain independence and good quality of life! Their motto: “Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Need
For more information on LVC call 703.779.8617 or visit www.lvcaregivers.org