Day 356 – Volunteering
I had the opportunity to volunteer at this year’s AIDS Walk Long Beach. I worked in the “Incentives” booth – when the walkers fundraising reached certain levels, they received some prizes (Logo T-shirts, caps, etc.). I didn’t work the booth alone, and I met a number of great people in the process.
It started very early in the morning, and the weather was cool and a bit moist, but not unpleasant. The work itself was pretty easy, and the festive mood indomitable. I wasn’t prepared to walk, so this was my way to participate in moving the organization forward. I hope we raised a fair amount (knowing our fundraising is way down, thanks to the economy).
The whole thing ended a little earlier than I had expected, so I went home and took a little nap, feeling as if the world is a slightly better place for our collective effort. This is an organization I’d like to work with more. Garry is a great Executive Director and leader. I could learn a thing or two from him.