Tuesday, April 21, 2009

National Volunteer Week

Hello to all of our wonderful volunteers,

Established in 1974 by former President, Richard Nixon, National Volunteer Week, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their community. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, in unison, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. National Volunteer Week is about taking action, encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change—discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive transformation. National Volunteer Week is not only our moment in time to celebrate our volunteers, but to enable a nation to share ideas, practices, and stories, wherever they happen, and shaping a movement to re-imagine the notion of citizenship for the 21st century.

We want to take a week and acknowledge some of our amazing volunteers, without whom we would not be able to do what we do! Thank you to everyone and we hope you continue to help us help others!

Foster Puppy Parent: Stacey Sears is a new but dedicated foster puppy parent. She is the newest foster mommy to Luke, a 7 month old labradoodle. She has shown her passion through her weekly commitment to Monday night classes as well as being the 2nd highest individual fundraiser for the 3rd Annual Walk For Those Who Can’t. Thanks for all you do Stacey!

Carolina Canines for Therapy Team: Dave Thomas recently celebrated his 5th Anniversary as a Carolina Canines for Therapy team at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He and Sam enjoy their weekly trips to visit the residents and continues to show his enthusiasm for the Carolina Canines mission! Keep up the great work Dave and Sam!

General Volunteer: Stuart Callari is a recent graduate of the Carolina Canines for Therapy team, but what stands out is her constant willingness to come in a lend a hand in at the office! Stuart always brings a smile to the staff’s face when she comes in to help out whether its framing pictures or mailings. Stuart comes from Southport and keeps the staff in stitches as she plugs along at her tasks. Thanks Stuart!

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