Women’s Service Season has come to a close! We want to thank all our participants and agencies who got creative to help our community, facing the challenges of COVID-19. From motivated volunteers to innovative agency leaders, to all the generous donors—in kind and in cash—we’ve proven that we can still serve our community during a pandemic.
First, a shout-out to our Volunteer Appreciation Award winners (Joanie, Lisa, Alyssa, and Virginia) for telling their stories about how they helped an agency during Women’s Service Season. We’ll post their stories on our blog while they’re enjoying the prizes they won for taking the time to share their experiences. (Check out our own story too—the Women’s Service Day team proved how easy it is to volunteer safely at Nestlings Diaper Bank, which, by the way, has a current project to fund a bulk purchase of toddler-sized diapers.)
And thank you to the following agencies for participating in WSS this year: Arbor Circle, Benjamin’s Hope, Camp Sunshine, Community Action House, Eighth Day Farm, Holland Rescue Mission, Hope Pkgs, Kids Food Basket, Nestlings Diaper Bank, and Resilience. Our continued partnerships are even more important now.
Our focused fundraiser was in support of the Community Action House Hunger-Free Thanksgiving campaign and its goal to serve more than 5,000 people from 1,500 families this year. Thanks to a match from Herman Miller Cares, donors raised over $4,000 for this cause!
Like everyone, we hope 2021 brings change and a shift back to what we knew as normal for our service event. Watch for updates on womensserviceday.com and our social media as we figure out how to continue connecting volunteers with opportunities to build our community.