Saturday, March 20, 2010

Volunteering

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. 

7 comments:

v said...

Awesome! And, what a timely post. I'm slowly working on one that also involves the topic of volunteering. I'm going to check and see if we have Three Square here.

I'm looking into volunteer work we can do as a family. Any suggestions?

Shanny said...

That's wonderful! Hope you get to do it again soon too =)

Kitchen Sinks said...

Yeah..i go through this blog and it is a nice post written ed.

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Kevin said...

It is awesome that you are giving back to others that are less fortunate. I recently packaged clothing, and medical supplies for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Keep up the good work!

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