Monday, July 10, 2006

Volunteers Install Playground

All I can say is WOW!

Back in June, I helped participate in the installation of new playground equipment for the non-profit that I work for - Sunny Hills Services. Some of my Junior-League buddies joined us, along with some major volunteer support from Home Depot and KABOOM, as well as some NASCAR racing team members.

This was such a rewarding day (which was about 104 degrees). In ONE DAY (approx. 6 hrs) we completed two play structures, one shade structure, two bench sets, planted flowers beds, and repainted two blacktop play areas.
I think everyone should try volunteering somewhere - it's especially rewarding in your own community. Whether it's your church group, a school group, a service organization (like Rotary, Lion's, etc.), the local animal shelter, or a group like the Junior-League, which is specifically designed as a training organization for women (with more volunteer opportunities that you can imagine - plus a great place to make long-lasting friendships).

There's sure to be a volunteer center in your area, and I always see volunteer opportunities listed in the newspaper. Try it sometime!

Quote for the day:
The influence of a beautiful, helpful character is contagious, and may revolutionize a whole town. Collier Graham

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