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April is National Volunteer Month

Volunteerism is close to my heart. I met my husband volunteering. While, I don’t have too much time in my schedule, I try to volunteer with my children every so often. Recently we volunteered at Grace Bridge Resale Shop in downtown Celina. In case you are new to town or not familiar with Gracebridge, it’s a place where a struggling family can obtain essential items like food or eye glasses. These items are distributed every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Next door to the distribution center is the resale shop. We showed up on the first Saturday in February at the distribution center at 319 Walnut Street before 10 am and signed in. Several minutes later, the organizer provides a run-down of each job at the center. Once he announced that help was needed at the resale show, my 2 daughters jumped at the chance to chip in and help. We sorted jeans and other clothing that had been on the floor for awhile. I must admit, it was a lot of fun. I had the chance to bond with my daughters a little.

Other volunteer “jobs” that we have done recently include “Feed the City”. These events are popping up all across the metroplex. The objective is to feed the homeless. Large groups of volunteers meet in a large restaurant with items to make sandwiches. Before the event is over, 3,500 – 8,000 sandwiches are made for the homeless. Feed the City meets in Prosper on the first Saturday of each month. Consider joining us on Cinco De Mayo at 8:30 am.

Volunteering can provide an experience that can make you feel good inside, it can strengthen relationships, and it can help you meet others. I strongly encourage volunteering!

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