FRANCISCAN WORKERS OF JUNIPERO SERRA
September 8, 2011
My husband and I were just asked to be on the Board for the Franciscans Workers of Junipero Serra just within the last few months. As Board Members we do not have alot of experience yet, but as community members who have always known about the organization that serves our community, the community that we love, we have alot of experience. My first time at Dorthys was when I worked with Severly Handicapped adults many years ago and as one of our job training sites, we came to Dorothy's Kitchen to do things like clean tables, set tables and prepare food. The young adults I worked with loved coming and so did I. I began to see how important Dorthys was to our community. I began to learn about the people who needed this amazing service. People just like me, people who deserved a chance to be treated with respect and I saw that at Dorothy's they got it. It is an amazing place where people have opportunities to rebuild their lives by building their self esteem and learning job skills and other important things. I also feel that it gives people in our community a chance to serve and give and teach their kids the importance of loving all people.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
collecting donations and bringing them to the people who need them. We do actually have a family member who is taking advantage of the services provided there. We pray that he will get back on his feet and we are thankful that he can go the The Franciscan Workers for help.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Make it bigger!!
Board Member & I helped make sandwiches and serve the people who came.