VOTW: Cherish Kids

| September 2, 2010

It’s been a while since I posted a Volunteer Opportunity of the Week…namely because the bed bugs took over my life.

But, no fear! We’ve all but conquered the nasty buggers. I did have a small scare last night when I thought I had accidentally pitched my bag of shoes {as in EVERY SINGLE PAIR OF HEELS I own} in the fiasco of cleaning all our stuff of bugs. I straight up freaked for a good 30 minutes until D calmly reminded me he had put them in a bin in our outside closet. Oh.

This week’s volunteer opportunity won’t help you remember where you put your shoes, but it will help you remember to be thankful for all that you have {nice segue, eh?}.

Cherish Kids was founded on the belief that every child is a gift from God and deserves to be cared for and cherished. Cherish Kids endeavors to improve the quality of life for children who find themselves displaced or orphaned. The vision of Cherish Kids is to make a difference in the lives of children in crisis by collaborating with state, counties, churches and adoption agency leaders. {Source}.The program is really important to the church we go to here in town, but even if something like this is near you, consider volunteering at an adoption agency nearby to help make a difference in every child’s life. Not your thing? D’s really excited about becoming a “big brother” with a local group here (Boys and Girls Town). There are so many children out there in need of simply love and support, so if you’ve the time and heart, consider helping out!

If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities near you, take advantage of the Corporation for National & Community Service’s resources. I personally wanted to show support for the initiative to get more Americans involved in community service, so I signed up for the President’s Volunteer Service program last year. And guess what I got in the mail the other day???

My certificate, recognizing that I completed the program, and a fancy schmancy volunteer pin!

Oh, and, you know, a letter from the PRESIDENT! {I like to pretend he sat down, personally typed this out for me, and signed it himself}. And for all you crazy, get-upset-over-everything political freaks out there, this program is in NO WAY partisan and was started before this presidency. I like that each president–no matter what their political lines are–is supportive of the idea behind this program.