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Hi friends,
Over the years, I’ve gotten to know some amazing people in our community through volunteer work. Some of my oldest and dearest friends came from experiences with local nonprofit organizations!
I’d like to challenge you to give back “time or treasure” by year end, (or kick off 2017 by learning more about a nonprofit organization you aren’t familiar with!) A donation is always appreciated, of course, but the gift of time, just a few hours a month, can lead to new experiences that are extremely rewarding!
My first volunteer involvement in Collierville started in 1995 when I was invited by my neighbor, Aven Russell, to become a TWIG. Founded in 1978, “Together We Initiate Growth and Sharing” (TWIGS) is an auxiliary group that supports and serves Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital through fundraising, health advocacy, and promotional events. We helped with numerous events, including the Enchanted Forest. We even hosted a couple American Girl Teas! Our girls were little at the time and they really enjoyed seeing "Momma" dressed up in a 1904 period costume. Aven and I are friends to this day because of the bond we formed while giving back to the community.
I always get much more than I give when I spend time working with caring volunteers.
As our children grew, we started volunteering as a family. Helping with Angel Tree families through the Kiwanis Club and participating in local fundraisers is a big part of who we are.
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From bell ringing to supporting the arts, there are a number of ways to give back! I have a special place in my heart for Collierville Elementary School. Our children went there, and I was a PTA volunteer for years. The CES Spelling Bee has been hosted at Town Hall every year since Town Hall opened in 2003, and I am honored to be a sponsor for over a decade now.
Thinking of making a difference?
A donation from each of my home closings is sent to the Collierville Education Foundation and there are many ways my family and I give back throughout the year. This is the week we meet with our tax advisor to organize and review our year-end finances. Our largest donations are given with the Spirit of Christmas warm in our hearts, and I’m deeply thankful for our many blessings.
Gratefully yours,
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