Volunteering in Programs Funded by Heart & SoulWednesday, May 23, 2007
Hundreds of volunteers work year-round for the various programs
funded by Heart & Soul. Recently, Ashley Garrett, a new
member of the Heart & Soul Board talked
about her experiences serving in the program that provides nutritious lunches each Friday to disadvantaged guests.
"During the past 12 years as a volunteer at the Friday Soup Kitchen, I have set tables, bought aprons, prepared sandwiches, made coffee and poured juice. All of
it has been fabulous - but the best part has been interacting with our guests and the other volunteers. After all of this time at the Soup Kitchen, I have
discovered one thing that is universal in everyone - this intense need to create a personal connection. It is an amazing thing to witness and it happens at all
different ages. It is the kindergartener who, after working on a group soup kitchen project with her class, brought in $4.00 of her own money to donate to
us. It is an older guest who spends time talking to his young waiter - a boy from PS 79. It is a group of North Carolina high school students who traveled
all the way to New York City to perform for us on hand bells. Volunteering is a great way to create a personal connection. And, volunteering can start anytime
- at 5 or at 70. I know; I've seen it happen."
If you would be interested in volunteering, please let us know by sending an email message to: Volunteer@heartandsoulfund.org
Let us know your interests, talents and availability. We
will put you in touch with program leaders to find the
best match for you and the service
Thank you for your interest and support,
C. William Bechman,
President of the Heart & Soul Charitable Fund, Inc.