“You give a little when you give of your possesions.
It is when you give yourself that you truly give."
– Khahil Gibran
AT SOME POINT IN OUR LIVES, MOST OF US VOLUNTEER FOR SOMETHING.
We bake brownies for the soccer league sale, serve meals at a soup kitchen, teach
a religion class at our church. The list goes on and on. But, while we know that
our volunteer work is necessary, we don’t always view it as important.
We often imagine that more vital volunteer work is done in Third World countries, where self-sacrificing volunteers feed starving children and bring supplies to victims of natural disasters. The truth is, every act of volunteerism is important.Even if we can’t leave our homes, we can assist non-profit organizations through small actions that add up to big results. Phone calls that need to be made and envelopes that need to be stuffed are all critical links in the chain of compassion that makes local as well as global charitable efforts possible. Programs could not do what they do without the unwavering commitment of everyday people.