Helped clean and prep bags for domestic violence shelters. Awesome cause to volunteer for.
Volunteering for the Handbags for Hope project was a very rewarding experience. Though the project is big and far reaching and is only made possible due to the work of many volunteers, I feel good knowing that I had a hand in bringing some happiness and aid to women and their children who are going through very tough times. If at least one person's Mother's Day is made just a little better because of my efforts, then the time I sacrificed will be well worth it! This is a great project and I know it'll turn out well!
In this event, there were three different activities that we were assigned to do. We needed to clean purses, attach a tag and put brochures inside of each purse. Since at the very beginning I was the only one in this event, I was doing all three activities. After a while, another participant came in and he was helping me build the brochures (which consisted of 6 different information sheets, and I was cleaning the bags and putting the tags in it.
In today's event, we started by putting the handbags in boxes. Then, I organized people in different areas to have a better progress. Two people were cleaning bags, one was putting the tags and the brochures inside of the handbags, another one was stocking them in the shell and I was making the package (which consisted of 4 brochures).
It was awesome wrapping presents that families put on their wish list
I loved getting to volunteer for the Texas Advocacy Project again. I volunteered last year and loved it. Loved getting to spread some holiday cheer!
Such an amazing organization. It was a joy to wrap gifts knowing that it was all for a good cause. I would definitely do it again.
I was in charge of greeting people into the ball/ directing them to the event.