From The Heart
Volunteering is a Great Way to Make a Difference in your Community
One of my favorite quotes was written by Denzel Washington, “At the end of the day it’s not
about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve
made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” Giving back or volunteering can be a fun and easy way
to explore your interests and passions. It’s a way to find an energizing escape from your day-to-day
routine of work or other commitments.
People volunteer because they want to make a difference in their community, their world, and
they want to help others succeed. Volunteering makes people feel good, it balances their work and
personal life and feeds that creative part of the soul.
When you focus on someone other than yourself, you promote positive feelings, such as
optimism and joy. I believe that communities infused with charitable people grow to become
communities of hope and possibility. So why not volunteer? I challenge each of you to connect to our
community and make it a better place!