I have volunteered for many programs at BGCGK including Sports Fest, Kids Night
Out, Youth of the Year Competition, and the Art Supply Drive. I am currently on
the board for the 2014 Kids Night Out, which is the largest fundraiser for BGCGK.
Why I Volunteer
As a child of a single parent, I was a member of the club for after-school activities
in my home town. As an adult, my first time volunteering with BGCGK was at the beginning
of 2012, and we have continued this as a team ever since.
A large format scanner is needed for the art programs to support young people
in continuing their art education. Providing youth with opportunities to stretch
creatively is priceless.
I have been volunteering with Alice Smith Parent Faculty Club for about four years
now. I have a soft spot for these young people, and I quickly took over coordinating
volunteer efforts with the organization. We’ve had a strong relationship ever since.
Why I Volunteer
This is an under resourced school, which is one of the reasons I have stayed with
them for so long. I had a similar childhood – I didn't have very much, I was an
only child, and I moved a lot.
The teachers at Alice Smith now assess and test students with iPads, but they
only have a few and have to share. This is a very inconvenient problem because testing
is done at the same time school wide and everyone needs them. This support will
go a long way in helping the school.
Over two years ago, I started volunteering with the FEGS Bronx Youth Center and
got my team involved. Our volunteers love this project because they get to connect
with students and make a big difference in a short amount of time. There has been
so much excitement around volunteering – we now have 40 volunteers on our team.
Why I Volunteer
I love doing this work because it gives me the opportunity to have a positive
influence on the lives of young people. We create a forum for them to learn and
grow while praising and encouraging them. We show them the respect and kindness
These students are working to finish their education and get back on track, and
our whole volunteer team is rooting for them. Professional clothing will give these
young people the confidence they need to succeed in job interviews.
Our store has partnered with this club since early 2012. We have done everything
from support homework help to host Camp Old Navy. We also sponsored a family at
this branch last year for the Adopt A Family program.
Why I Volunteer
I just know that the time we put in with young people is making a difference.
It’s very gratifying and a great opportunity to bring our team together for a good
A portable dish washer is needed for the kitchen, where we provide snacks and
meals for members Monday through Friday. It will be immensely useful in making sure
we are able to continue to provide those much needed meals.
“Scott’s passion towards community involvement is contagious in the store.” – Molly
Schaeffer, Store Manager
I have been volunteering with The Earth Saviours Foundation for two years. Volunteering
for their homeless shelter and the abandoned elderly involves raising funds for
their daily health care, clothing and kitchen supplies, as well as spending time
them as caregivers.
Why I Volunteer
As an individual, I volunteer my personal time and my passion to giving back.
As a collective, I believe in volunteering with a group of like-minded individuals,
dedicated in their time, effort and energy to a variety of causes but held together
by a simple wish – to help the underprivileged.
Solar panel lights are a necessity for Earth Saviors. The foundation is set across
an acre of land that sits in the capital of India, yet remains without electricity
for many hours each day as the power supply is disruptive and the voltage is low.
The solar panel brings the people we serve light at night, providing safety and
the ability to do basic tasks.
Chicago Youth Program is a great organization that helps underserved youth all
around Chicago build their knowledge, engagement, and overall confidence. We’ve
done multiple events such as Build Your Brand DAY, where we mentor teens on building
resumes, job interviews, social media usage, and presentation skills to prepare
them for the workforce.
Why I Volunteer
I volunteered with CYP on and off for years, but when I became the District Community
Leader in 2011, being a consistent volunteer just became natural. Volunteering has
inspired me to pay it forward every day. I am very fortunate to be part of a company
that fosters this mentality and behavior as a leader and as an individual.
Pots and pans are really needed for the Kids Healthy Cooking Class, as well as
for the parents who prepare food for the Preschool Parent Program. I can’t wait
to give this gift and continue the partnership.
I have been volunteering for the past 12 years with the Coastal Bend Wellness
Foundation, and I have met so many compassionate people who have touched my heart.
I enjoy working with my Old Navy team to support their work.
Why I Volunteer
I am passionate about working with the Wellness Foundation because they serve
youth and families and teach them resiliency skills. I feel blessed to have the
skills to be able to assist them with a number of these activities and fundraising
I’m thrilled to give this gift to my partner organization because it’s something
they really need. The back to school supplies will go toward a free event for families
who can’t afford school supplies, including back backpacks, lunch boxes, pencils,
pencil boxes, tissues, folders and glue sticks.
“For 14 years, Iris has consistently been driving community partnerships.” – Patrick
Carrion, Store Manager
At the Cancer Survivor Wellness Fund, our goal is to help provide exercise scholarships
to people when they are at their lowest point, both physically and emotionally.
We’re gaining momentum, and we’re not going to stop – we have big goals.
Why I Volunteer
I don’t think I know anybody who hasn’t been touched by cancer. Starting Wellness
Rocks and the Cancer Survivor Wellness Fund was a labor of love with my friend,
Cathy. She had the exercise background, I had the business savvy, organizational
skills, and knew how to throw a good party, thanks to my mom (who died of pancreatic
One of the common long-term effects of cancer and cancer treatment is cardio-toxicity
and cardiovascular disease. With that health concern in mind, a portable AED will
give us the flexibility to offer specialized exercise opportunities for cancer survivors
around the Twin Cities.
TARC supports children with intellectual disabilities. I started volunteering
with the organization nearly two years ago when my nephew received their services.
Volunteer activities include cooking dinner for the kids, supervising activities,
and doing computer work.
Why I Volunteer
This program has captured my heart. The kids are amazing and so are the other
adult volunteers. Whether it’s playing with the kids, helping the parents, or supporting
through fundraising, I feel lucky to be a part of TARC.
These learning activities and supplies will support children of all ages improve
their skills. Especially as the winter months approach, we will need to find more
indoor activities to keep the kids entertained. These items may not seem like a
lot, but they are necessary for their continued development.
“Jennifer has really turned around community involvement in my store, and I love
the passion she brings to it.” – Lesley Gutierrez, Head of Store
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