What do you do to for the purpose simply of doing?
When I turned 13 I started “VolunteeNing” with the Buffalo General Hospital. I primarily chose this location because I knew I wanted to do something in the medical profession. (I also chose it because it was where my Mom worked and I could get a ride easily!) Regardless, the act of donating my time became a part of my life.
Since then, I’ve tried to do something that has given me the opportunity to be of service to those who need assistance. I’ve been wracking my mind trying to come up with a way to create some form of nonprofit or donated time through my profession. Until I’ve figured out a way to to do that, I’ve decided to join the Chapel Hill Service League which is an amazing organization that works in community outreach, fundraising and their biggest event, Christmas House. This favorite annual event ensures a brighter holiday for more than 800 local children each December by giving financially challenged parents or guardians the opportunity to select new toys, books and coats for their children during a one-day, free shopping event. Last year I simply participated by being present and assisting the shoppers. The event was truly amazing and eye opening.
As a result of enjoying the event so much, I decided to help with the Fundraising. The event is the 12th Annual Southern Village 5k and Family Fun Run. (Follow the link to read more, or to register) Since I started organizing this event, I’ve learned about women doing a lot more in the community than I am, one of my favorites is this amazing story about Kate McGee!
I’m learning a lot about fundraising from this event and how difficult yet rewarding it can be. Anyways, I just wanted to let you know what I was up to outside of the office! PS – If you’re interested in sponsoring one of Kate McGee’s Runners OR you’re interested in supporting our race, let me know!
I’d love to hear about the groups and causes that you support so that I can in turn help support you!