January 2015

From Our Friends in Human Resources

Child Development Center Hat Drive

To help the children understand compassion and humanitarian efforts, the CDC is in the midst of a Hat Drive to benefit children at Inova Fairfax Hospital who are undergoing treatment for childhood cancer.  It is part of a wider program called Ellie’s Hats. If you would like to donate a new store-bought or home-made hat, please drop it by the HR & Payroll office (Merten 4100) or inter-office mail it to mailstop 3C3.  The CDC hat drive is underway through the end of January but HR & Payroll will have a hat box in its lobby on an ongoing basis as Ellie’s Hats collects year-round.  If you have any questions, please contact Tina Morris at

Child Development Center (CDC) Cookbooks Available

Looking for some new recipes to WOW the family?  How about a gift for that special someone who loves to cook?  Look no further!  The Child Development Center has produced a delightful cookbook full of terrific recipes shared from across the CDC, Mason, and beyond.  Literally everything from soup to nuts; all for $15.  To order, please visit or head directly to the order form at

Lunchtime Possibilities

Taking a break mid-way through your day is important to well-being.  There are many ways to get involved on campus and some of them occur over lunch.  We’ve compiled a sample of what is available at Lunchtime Possibilities.