Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thank you to Volunteers

This is National Volunteer Week. It's a time when Americans give special thanks to the many people who give time, talent and treasure to help those who have emergency need, health care needs, and long-term needs.

This Philanthropic Collaborative page shows how stories can tell how people are giving generously to help others.

On the Cabrini Connections web site, we have a growing number of videos where our students and adults, with stories that show how they volunteer their time to be together each week at Cabrini Connections.

On the Cabrini Connections Blog, you can read about how volunteers are helping as tutors/mentors. You can also see how volunteers lead arts, writing, technology, video and college and career activities.

In this Village Animation, we're trying to show that a great tutor/mentor program seeks to involve volunteers from many different backgrounds. Having programs like Cabrini Connections in all parts of Chicago, requires the time, talent and treasure from many places, supporting many programs.

The Tutor/Mentor Connection would not exist without the help many volunteers have provided since 1993. This document shows a wide range of people and organizations who have help build the T/MC. It has not been updated since 2005 and many links are broken, but it shows that without the help of many people and organizations the T/MC would not exist today.

And Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection won't continue to exist in the future without the continued involvement of this same range of people. Thank you all for helping us. There is still much to do.

As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said in his "I Have a Dream" speech, we have much, much more to do before we have equality of opportunity, hope and aspirations in this country.

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