thanks·giv·ing \ an expression of gratitude
Dear Giving DuPage Friends,
As the DuPage County Volunteer Center, we are fortunate to see and hear stories of how people are helping other people, through their inspiring example of service. It brings us great pleasure to share a note of 'Thanksgiving' as an expression of our gratitude for you.
We thank every volunteer who has devoted one hour of time and every donor who has given one item, or one dollar, because your collective generosity is literally transforming our community.
As you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with family & friends, we want you to know...
YOU ARE POWERFUL.
Within you lies the powerful ability to make someone's life better.
YOU POSSESS A GIFT.
There is a local charity looking for your exact skills combined with your passion for their cause.
YOU HAVE GREAT POTENTIAL.
To realize our fullest potential is to also give of ourselves.
YOU ARE A BLESSING.
Your service leadership makes our community better, stronger, more kind and more connected.
We are proud to report our Giving DuPage Volunteer Portal site connects 5 volunteers every day and this is a direct result of the 5,000+ volunteers who have signed up and responded to local volunteer needs.
This is a great accomplishment, and we are asking for your help to reach a tipping point - where generosity meets impact - when hundreds of thousands of volunteers donate 20 hours of time annually.
Imagine the impact of one volunteer's gifts, talents, experiences and time, then multiply this good by 10,000, 50,000 or 100,000 volunteers.
Consider the message this would send to our local nonprofit community and to the clients they serve. What if we, together, overwhelmed local nonprofit organizations with a volunteer response so great that they could barely keep up with our kindness?
We hope you will consider sharing the Volunteer Portal link below or sign up a new volunteer to the site as your kind act of giving to close out the year.
On a personal note, I thank our Giving DuPage Board, Committees and Volunteers for their steadfast commitment and service to our mission. We further extend our thanks to over 400 local nonprofit partners whose programs and services improve and empower lives throughout our DuPage community.
On behalf of the Giving DuPage board and staff, I thank you for your partnership, fellowship and friendship.
We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and thank you for your generosity!