We've been at this now for a year and a half and I'm amazed every quarter to learn more about what local non profits are doing in our area! There are some talented and committed people here with a love for organizations that are touching lives in ways many of us could never have imagined!
Even more amazing are the people we've met, made friends with, and are now working together with to change lives in our community. From bankers to stay at home moms, artists to real estate developers, coming together for a common cause makes us all one.
When we started this chapter, there were visions of quick growth and hitting that $10,000 goal at the second meeting! But the reality is everyone has so many opportunities to volunteer, so many organizations they want to support, and on top of that families they need to feed and chauffeur to so many activities that growth has been somewhat slow. (My husband teases me that my middle name should be "NOW" because I want everything now...and I admit....I do!) But we ARE growing each quarter and the organizations we are helping are thrilled with our donations, so I am trying to be confident that we will meet that goal one day in the near future!!
And we WILL! And when we do, maybe we will change the goal to $20,000 in an hour! Can't wait to see the faces of the recipients (and our members) when we do! But in the mean time, just knowing we are making a difference in so many lives will keep us going back, challenging others to join us, learning, and working together to make our community better for everyone....after all that's what really matters!