National Volunteer Week
The Children’s Aid Society wouldn’t be what it is today without the dedication, heart, and help of its volunteers. For years, volunteers have played an integral role in supporting the CAS mission and its programming through direct service volunteering, fundraising for a variety of initiatives and programs, and by providing opportunities and unique learning experiences for all of our children and youth.
We’d like to thank each of our direct service volunteers who selflessly give up of their time on a weekly basis to tutor, facilitate programming, assist in the classroom, and spend quality time with many of our deserving children. Without your help, we wouldn’t be able to do the great work that we do.
We’d also like to thank each of corporate partners and volunteers. You have brightened our community centers and sites through beautification projects, you have improved the minds of our youth by facilitating workshops, been role models by sharing your expertise through mentoring, and have brought cheer to our kids during the holiday season.
And finally, to the Associates Council, thank you for the countless hours that you devote to our cause through mobilizing your friends and connections and by giving of your time to organize and staff events like the Fitness Jamboree and the clothing drive. And your celebrated fundraisers have drawn attention to CAS and have brought in vital resources and funding to support critical programs. The work continues even now as we make final preparations for Wonderland taking place on April 24 at Manhattan Penthouse. (Buy your tickets here.)
In a time where it is often much easier to sit back, relax, and let other people take responsibility, you have stepped up. You go beyond performing random acts of kindness. You consistently serve and look for ways in which to make the world a better place. We are so grateful to you and for you and are proud that you are a part of the CAS family! Thank you and Happy National Volunteer Week!
--Malia Poai & Kat Connelly, Volunteer Services, The Children’s Aid Society