I grew up in a household where it was the norm to help other people. As an adult, I feel that it is my responsibility to help make the world a better place in whatever ways I can. I was the lead on multiple neighborhood cleanups and People Helping People projects for several years. I also helped gather and organize school supplies for Maple Lawn Elementary and food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Later on I took over the lead in collecting Thanksgiving Baskets and still work on that project.
Volunteering has connected me to people that I otherwise would not have met and enriched my life in ways I could never have imagined.