A Month of Sharing Stories!
With volunteers as the backbone of our organization, we were sure to celebrate National Volunteer Week earlier this month. It's the perfect time to thank True Friends volunteers for their contributions and support. There are so many ways volunteers make a difference. See some of them featured here!
The National Charity League, one of True Friends' largest volunteer community partners, hosted our President & CEO Ed Stracke at their annual awards ceremony where Ed presented the group with the distinguished President's Volunteer Service Award.
Reflecting on their time at camp, here is what a mother/daughter duo had to say about their volunteer experience:
"All it takes is one interaction with a camper, a staff member, another volunteer and you are hooked. It certainly didn't take long for me to realize how remarkable my campers were and how much I cared about them." -Jan, MLC mother
"Having a disability does not define who someone is. Although I was only able to spend six days with my campers, I feel as though I was able to leave a long lasting impact on them. I am so honored to be able to help with something as remarkable as True Friends. It's one of the many ways I can fulfill my desire to help people." -Maddie, MLC daughter