Saturday, June 18, 2011

It Was Some Week!

 Don't you just love this banner???   We celebrated Pro Bono and Community Service Week and this was our logo this year.  
Every day this week some type of event was held providing opportunities and learning experiences all designed to get more people involved in volunteering.   There were lunch & learns, trips to the food bank, pro bono bingo, pro bono-what would you do (an incredible presentation from 9 U.S. locations), volunteer recognition event, presentation of a scholarship and more.  I worked on the celebration calendar for a couple of months so it was great when the date finally arrived.   Today was the last day and for the finale, a team of us painted and landscaped an elderly woman's house.   The transformation was amazing and we were all proud of the end result.   No matter how busy things were, and no matter how tired I was as I got up each day, I was reminded throughout the week just how lucky I am to be able to help so many people in the community every day.   And I'm so proud to work with some of the best people too which makes my job an even greater blessing.   

Now I think I'll go get a manicure and relax tonight.


  1. I love your attitude! Thanks for the great, upbeat post - it made me feel just a little pumped up with your energy. What a lovely thing to be able to do for the woman whose house and garden you worked on. Bless you and your colleagues.

  2. It is a great feeling when you know you have helped someone. You can relax now for sure.

  3. Hello Cheryl. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice message. I wish I knew what butterfly bingo was! It sounds so much fun.

    Your grand daughters are simply adorable! Isn't the grandparent thing just the best?

    I've really enjoyed poking around your favorite things and discovering a thing or two to put on my list of "must dos"

  4. Hi I came over from Jenny's...I love to volunteer and actually do somehthing constructive...nothing like a fresh coat of paint! Looking forward to reading your past and future posts..

  5. This sounds like a wonderful event and something I wish more communities need to get involved with promoting. I have been a volunteer with one organization or another almost my whole life, and I gained so much more than I ever gave.