Here, in the Welfare Office, I tell everyone to volunteer as much as they can. It is great for the resume, builds skill sets and gets you out of the house to see new people and adventures. Join me http://mendpoverty.org/get-involved/volunteer-now/ or volunteer somewhere special to you.
Last week I sent an e-mail to the president of the West Side Referrals Le Tip @WRNLeTip explaining my belief that consumers are happier to spend money with businesses (large and small) that are engaged in benefitting the community. I think big businesses know that and that is why they announce their sponsorships so loudly. It is the reasons small businesses sponser local softball and soccer teams and display their plaques on the walls where customers can see them. I think that if you are looking for people to promote your business, a charitable cause is great publicity and all it takes is a little time or money. (or a lot, depending)
Anyway – I am not a business and I am not looking for money. I just wanted to set an example for my kids and my clients that you can have a full and busy life while still volunteering somewhere meaningful and that there is a volunteer possibility out there for whatever your skill set is.
So, why do I feel like MEND loves me? Because they made me their Administrative Dept Volunteer of the Year. Wow. Just wow. I am blown away and so happy!
I will be even more happy to see you all volunteering somewhere too!