So, I have always enjoyed volunteering. I like to spend my time doing something that benefits other in some way. For the past few years, my volunteer time has been with Southern Nevada Pug Rescue, whom I adore. Since getting pregnant I have not been able to help nearly as much as I would like to. And since Bridget arrived, we haven't been available to foster or help at all it seems. *sigh* So, I really wanted to get into volunteering again. It was one of the things on my 101 in 1001 list (which I really should update).
So today, I volunteered at Three Square, which is a non-profit organization that helps get food to people that need it here in Vegas. They are an amazing organization and their new facility is beautiful.
I spent the morning with a few teachers from school organizing and repairing packaging for items that had been donated. Holy cow it was a lot of stuff. Apparently, Three Square doesn't just give food. We were sorting everything you can think of: boxes and boxes of paper towels and TP, zipper plastic bags, dog food, blankets, area rugs, kitchen items, and some things I didn't even know about, like the Nana Saver which, now that I type out, seems like an even more stupid name than I originally thought. (Is anyone else picturing a floaty for grannies? No? Just me? Okay then.)
Anyway, it was a great time and I hope that I'll be able to go back again soon. Volunteering is definitely more fun when you go as a group.