Kitchen Angels, Inc.
July 16, 2012
Kitchen Angels prepares and delivers nutritious and delicious meals to homebound people with chronic illnesses who live alone and cannot shop for or prepare food on their own. Approximately 125 people are served five days a week. For many of the clients, the smiling volunteer who delivers their meal is the only human contact they have on any given day. Kitchen Angels operates with a small staff of 2 full-time and 3 part-time employees who over-see the more than 200 people who participate in cooking and delivering each week. I've been involved with this organization for over 12 years and am awed by the service and devotion this group offers to our community!
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International Folk Art Market- Santa Fe
January 27, 2011
The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is one of the most exciting events I've ever participated in or attended. I've been an active volunteer ever since attending the first Market (6 out of 7) because I wanted to be a part of something that literally helps people all over the world in the most direct way possible. The artists from many countries bring their beautiful art work, sell it to people from all over the US and go home with money they can use to put their children through school and buy supplies to create more art. The organization is extemely well-organized with minimal paid staff. Over 1600 people volunteer over the course of one week. It is the most "win-win" event that could exist for everyone involved.
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I've been both a customer and a volunteer and seen the thousands of people stream through the entrance eager to see and buy the beautiful folk art offered.
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Find a larger venue so we could invite more artists!
Volunteer & I have kept all volunteer records in a data base, make all the name badges for the volunteers and assist in the "counting" room during the Market.