The global volunteer movement because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept.
On Saturday, May 19, the Cleveland Chapter coordinated a volunteer effort attended by fifteen volunteers to help the Women’s Recovery Center to create a warm and healing environment for women and their families that are seeking addiction treatment.
These energetic volunteers not only kept their promises, but served as change-makers for the facility to create a warm and healing environment. The volunteers selected two of the group therapy rooms and painted accent walls to create a more relaxing environment than the stark white walls. In the infant and toddler room, volunteers sponge painted a blue sky and green grass mural.
Other volunteers worked to prepare the outdoor area for playground equipment installation by applying landscape fabric, sand, top soil and mulch to fill an area along the foundation. It was an amazing day.
Volunteers are of huge value to nonprofit organizations. Recent studies estimate that about a hundred million people volunteer each year with an annual value in the range of $150 billion. Not only do volunteers help to save money, but they can provide better service to clients, increase contact with the greater community, make available better expertise, and reduce costs of services. If you are interested in volunteering or being a part of a one day volunteer project check out our website for opportunities.
Thank you to the leadership of the Cleveland Chapter of because I said I would and to the hard work of those volunteers.