Monday, September 20, 2004

Make a little time for volunteering

I have a quote from Francis J. Rella that I love. "It takes extraordinary people to take care of complete strangers." In my links listing, there are three links for charities that need your help:

Big Brothers Big Sisters
The American Cancer Society
The Lance Armstrong Foundation

Please check out these sites. I would encourage all of you to donate some money if you can, but they all need volunteers to give time, too. Do a Relay for Life with ACS. Sponsor a bike run for LAF.

Be a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters. It takes only about 2 to 4 hours a week and there is no financial obligation to volunteering. There are so many children who need an adult role model and the "work" is so easy. I have been a mentor for about a dozen years now and there is always enough time in a week. You don't have to make time for the kids; just include them in what you are doing already. Wash a car together, take in a ballgame, shop, bake a cake, walk on the beach, hike in the woods ... it is easy. Please contact an agency near you.

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