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It’s been nearly 2 years since I transitioned into the role as Community Outreach Coordinator. One of many reasons I enjoy this position so much is that I have the opportunity to introduce incredibly dedicated and creative volunteers to some of my “favorite people on the planet,” building activities and experiences that benefit everyone.
A few of my favorite highlights of the year include birthday parties in our cafeteria with Bilz Insurance; classroom holiday parties with Tri-Beta volunteers; Kentucky Derby Day with P&G volunteers; and, the nearly 150 volunteers who made the Redwood Express such a phenomenal success. Branching Out 5K Walk/Run was a stellar volunteer-organized fundraiser, as was Night at the Races and a Bang Bang Night for Redwood. Redwood’s adult divisions competed in our own version of Summer Olympics, thanks to volunteer support from the Church of Latter Day Saints. It’s been a blessing to receive the support and kindness from 21 mission groups with Franciscan’s for the Poor, as it was to have groups like Ethicon Endo Surgery, Western Southern Financial, OPW a Dover Company, and Deliotte. Thanks to groups like these and others, Redwood’s campus maintained its colorful and “home-like” setting, welcoming hundreds of children and adults with special needs each day.
Volunteers create social, learning and service experiences that enhance the quality of life for hundreds of children and adults. I’m proud to say that Redwood has some of the best volunteers. We are so thankful for each and every one of you.
If you want to learn more about volunteering at Redwood, give me a call at (859) 331-0880, ext. 215 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are magnificent! They provide the essential ingredients of time, diverse talents, and bountiful spirits to enrich the lives of others. In recent months, groups and individual volunteers provided music, art, dance, and horticulture programs. They conducted clothing drives and collected items on our wishlist. Children and adults also benefited from a Wheelchair Wash from State Farm Insurance; new features and safe playground equipment from Fidelity Investments; and interactive murals from Ethicon Endo Surgery. Redwood maintained its “home-like” atmosphere inside and out thanks to volunteers from L’Oreal, Brown Macke College, Western Southern Financial Services, and Deloitte. To find out ways that you or your work, church, or civic group can make an impact, contact Bridgette at (859) 331-0880.
Calling All Volunteers!
BRANCHING OUT 5K RUN/WALK - MAY 14, 2011
Ruddler & Associates and Republic Bank have united their volunteer talents to benefit the children and adults of Redwood through production of our very first 5K Run/Walk. Volunteers are needed at the event to assist with registration, and to cheer walkers and runners along the path and at the finish line.
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are such an important part of everyone’s day. Redwood’s Dietary Department provides nutritional and well balanced meals to over 250 children and adults each day. Please consider volunteering a few hours any morning to prepare food items, serve lunch, or operate the dishwasher. Your support will guarantee that meals are ready when needed!
KEEPIN’ IT CLEAN!
Volunteers can maintain a healthy learning environment for children and adults who are medically fragile through a special mission we like to call Operation: No More Sniffles. The job is to battle common household germs and viruses by cleaning classrooms and program equipment with disinfecting wipes and a little elbow grease. This is a great activity for late afternoons or an occasional Saturday morning.
To learn more about these volunteer opportunities, or to design your own experience, contact Bridgette at (859) 331-0880 or visit www.redwoodnky.org, click on Helping Redwood.