Tuesday, April 21, 2009

National Volunteer Appreciation Week

This week is Volunteer Appreciation Week and as one of my responsibilities at work is volunteer coordinator I have a luncheon planned to honor the library volunteers. Volunteers at the library contribute hundreds of hours a year assisting both staff and patrons and truly the library could not operate with out them. I've had the privilege to work with volunteers of all ages and backgrounds and have enjoyed getting to know everyone who cares enough to give the most precious gift...time.
Over the past year I have been co-chairing a fundraiser for a local woman's club along with 2 close friends and after months of planning our fundraiser was held this past Saturday. The luncheon was a celebration of 75 years of the club as well as a fundraiser for The Cynthia L. Bischof Memorial Foundation, the Northwest Community Hospital and other local charities. With just a few dozen volunteers, wonderful donations from local businesses and the support of the community, the fundraiser was a huge success and thousands were raised to make a difference. Being a part of such an event and watching volunteers dedicate their time and creativity is truly a privilege.
I'm blessed to work with volunteers in my work and personal lives and am so appreciative of the work that gets done.

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