Saturday, September 22, 2012

Where I Volunteer Besides My Church

Many people are unaware of Junior Forum organizations. I like to say it is the older gals' answer to Junior League. I am asked constantly why I keep so busy with this organization so I want to share some information with you. And by the way, I don't give near the hours the rest of the other 300+ members do.

At our meeting Friday we were given these statistics for last year:

Lunch served to 3,873 seniors
School supplies for 3,372 children
Books for 850 Title One school children
Interaction with 670 developmentally delayed adults
Christmas gifts to 72 Women's Shelter families
Immunizations for 1,282 children
Meals on Wheels served - 2,576
C-Ration bags packed for the military - 9,900
Scholarships to high school seniors - 41
$20,000 grant money to four organizations for equipment
10,994 Volunteer Hours of service

I don't know about you but I am impressed ... and very proud all at the same time.

There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow man. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well. ~ Walter Reuther

2 comments:

Carol @arewethereyet said...

Very impressive stats Donna - I know that you stay so busy, but it is always for a worthy cause. Keep it up girlfriend, keep it up!

Carol @arewethereyet said...

Very impressive stats Donna! I know that you stay busy but it is for a worthy cause. Keep it up!
P.S. I HATE to moderation on your site - it is SOOOOOO hard to post everything with this stupid number thing.