November 29, 2012
I started volunteering at Better Basics as a requirement for a college course. I had intended to put in my minimum of 20 hours and be done. But I enjoyed my time there so much that I've decided to finish out the school year. Every Thursday I volunteer at the HOPE after school program, and I've seen first hand the benefits Better Basics provides. The children adore Ms. Rachael and Ms. Ebony. They receive encouragement and praise from both the teachers and the volunteers. I've been extremely surprised by how bright these children truly are, and when they are given the proper attention and guidance, those lights truly shine! I have also had the opportunity to spend some time in the office with Ms. Kathleen and other members of the staff. They are all extremely devoted to the agency and what it stands for. One thing that stood out the most was how grateful they all are for their volunteers. I have always loved to read, and its a huge disappointment to me when I see how most children hate to read. Having said that, when I came across Better Basics I knew I had found something I could truly stand behind!
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