The Gift of Time

November 10, 2008 By: SHH Category: WordPress Import

A few years ago, one of our volunteers, Michael, decided he wanted to start celebrating his birthdays in a more meaningful way. Instead of getting gifts and cards from his family and friends, he asked them to give him 2-3 hours of volunteer time instead.

For the past three years, Second Harvest Heartland has been chosen as the beneficiary of these volunteer hours. Two years ago, Michael and his group of 10 friends and family members helped pack food boxes. Last year, they helped us write hand written thank you notes to first time donors. And last Sunday, Michael and his group helped us collect food and monetary donations at the Vikings game.

As if his generosity wasn't inspiring enough, Michael always makes sure to take his family members and friends to dinner after every volunteer event, as a "thank you" for their time and support.

Last year, volunteers of Second Harvest Heartland gave enough of their time to equal that of 25 full-time employees. Volunteers like Michael make a tremendous impact on hundreds of thousands of lives, and we sincerely thank them for their ongoing support.

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