“The purpose of life is not to be happy, but to matter– to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.”
― Leo Rosten
Happy April everyone! A big thank you to all of the students and teachers taking part in Day of Caring this month. Durant, Muscatine, and L&M school districts all participate in their own day of giving back to their community. Seeing students volunteering always makes me happy. I hope that it inspires them to continue to give back. It takes everyone pulling together to make our area the best that it can be. Day of Caring is a great time to do some work for people who really need it. These events help connect nearly 2,000 volunteers with projects in the community that need their help. It's a great day to show how much we care about the community in which we live. Making Muscatine better takes a community effort. I hope that you too will find a way to get involved and give back in any way that you can.

Thank you for reading!
Shane Orr
Executive Director
Upcoming Events
Baby Shower
April 30th, 11am-1pm
Summer Food Service Program
June 10-August 16
Kids First Pearl Pub Party
June 9, 3-6pm
For volunteer opportunities, please visit volunteermuscatine.org
Congratulations to Mike Hagerty for being awarded the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Volunteer of the Year Award at the Chamber's annual dinner.
Through his work with Kids' First Fund, as well as the Vintner’s Dinner (with all the funds raised going directly to benefit kids in Muscatine), Mike has helped thousands of kids in the community. His involvement with the Muscatine Pollinator Project has also been extremely important; educating students, helping to protect pollinators, planting over 5,000 native wildflowers, managing a large plot of sweet corn at the Ag Learning Center, donating of the corn to places like the Food Pantry, MCSA, or other deserving organizations and much more. Overall, Mike is a asset to our community and well deserving of this award.
Thank you, Mike for everything you do!
Congratulations to Barb Jipp, the winner of the Disney Tickets! Thank you to everyone for participating in the raffle to support the Volunteer Center.
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