Saturday, 29 July 2006

Volunteering

I have done ALOT of volunteering in my days. I started when I was 12, volunteering at an old folks’ home. I met so many wonderful people, who have left an imprint on my heart that will last forever.

When I was 19, I became a Big Sister. Melinda, my 5 year old “little sister” came from a broken home and needed some one-on-one attention, and I was glad to give it. We remained together for 5 years and then I got married and moved away from Brampton, so we lost touch. I miss her still to this day.

I was a Breastfeeding Companion to new moms, where I was available to answer questions and alleviate those first time mom fears. I loved every minute of it.

I was involved in my boys’ school council for four years, until the gossip and pettiness of the others involved broke my spirit. I now volunteer when I can in their classrooms.

I am so glad that the Ontario Board of Education now makes volunteer work mandatory for high school students to get their diploma. There are far too many people out there who are eager to TAKE, but are waaaay too slow to give.

And so, the PSA of the day is: “Volunteer today…you never know when YOU will be the one who needs someone else to volunteer for you.”

Thank you Mollie for letting me be a part of this wonderful day…I am proud and honoured to have had an opportunity to participate in a wonderful idea. Good luck staying up all night! I’ll try to get on MSN for at least a little while to try to keep you up!HUGS and PRAYERS for a great night! Pin It

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