Reaching Out ~ One Step at a Time


One of the focuses that I have found so beneficial is to NOT concentrate on my own troubles.  But to stay connected to my community by volunteering. This has been and remains a lifelong passion.  There are many people who live life on the edge, and have experienced much worse than I.  The key is
to keep busy, give back and make connections!!!  There are too many Not for Profit organizations located all over the country to list here, but a simple Google search in the area of your interest will pull up a multitude of responses.  Several of the Not for Profit organizations that I am personally involved in are listed below.

Imagine losing your job, and finding it hard to make ends meet and keep food on the table to feed your hungry family. The InterFaith Nutrition Network does just that. "Serving Hungry & Homeless Long Islanders with Dignity, Respect and Love". Points of Light listed above also offers groups that you may be interested in working with.

If you don't know what you are interested in there are conferences you can attend to get you motivated: The National Conference on Volunteering and Service-NY City June 28-30, 2010. This is the worlds largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, government and corporate sectors.

I'm a boomer, and one of the first Presidents that impacted my life profoundly was John F. Kennedy. To this day I am moved by the Kennedy families dedication to public service and recall JFK's battle cry to get involved.

"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man." ~ John F. Kennedy, Inaugural address, January 20, 1961, 35th president of US 1961-1963 (1917 - 1963).

What a better way to spend your time and get involved!!