I first knew about Pearl Buck from her books ("The Good Earth") and wonderful magazine articles as I grew up. After I was working, I sponsored one little girl. I received original letters from her mother (with translations by a staff member) and photos - then the mother married and was able to leave the program. The same thing happened a second time! Two happy endings!! Then I accepted the suggestion to join the Champion for Children program - it seems less personal since you're not involved with one family at a time but I understand the money helps many more children and programs. It feels good to know donations are being used wisely - but it's the people who run the foundation - and those doing hands-on work in the other countries - who are the "saints among us," saving children's lives and families every day.
I have been involved with various volunteer and community service organizations. I can say unequivocally that this volunteer organization is not only very effective, but a pure joy in which to participate. Every person involved is gracious and compassionate. They all work together for the benefit of so many children and families. I do not know how many hearts it has touched. I know it has certainly touched mine. The activities we are involved in are pleasurable as well as accomplishing something very worthwhile. I have talked to many friends inviting them to participate in such a good cause. I plan to stay involved for many years and thank Pearl S. Buck International and the Volunteer Association for all the pleasure I have had and all the friends I have made.
The Pearl S. Buck International Volunteer Association is an incredible group of fantastic people who works to support the mission of Pearl S. Buck International. Without this independent volunteer association, Pearl S. Buck International would not be the strong organization that it is today. Although it is a volunteer-driven organization, it is run as professional as a nonprofit with hired staff. The organization's activities are varied... from hosting special events, operating a beautiful international gift shop, providing house tours, developing exhibits, hosting writer's conferences and workshops, a juried craft show, and more. If you want to learn more about the amazing legacy of Pearl S. Buck, connect with this dynamic group. You will be part of an amazing family of friends.