I have a new T-shirt with the phrase, “Be a Parent, Not a Peer” on the front. What amazes me is that whenever I wear it in public, some parent will just start talking with me about how much they like the shirt and how they agree with the sentiment.
If you think about it, volunteering has gotten a bad rap over the years. An image of Abbot and Costello comes to mind in which Bud Abbot steps backwards leaving poor old Lou hanging out in front as the lone volunteer. However, the truth is volunteering is not only good for a specific cause; it’s also good for the volunteer.
Maybe it’s because I’m older, but this winter seems particularly brutal, and my tolerance to the cold certainly isn’t as good as it was just a few years ago. I consider myself lucky though, in that I’m able to keep warm and pay my utility bills.
As the nation’s largest charity, United Way of Worldwide understands the impact that charitable giving has on improving communities and helping individuals. United Way of Wilson County also understands how important it is to choose the right organization to donate your hard-earned dollars.
Most people would probably think if you’re in the fundraising business, it’s not wise to talk about saving money. United Way of Wilson County is in the business of fundraising, but we do so because of our first priority, and that is helping people.