Firstly, I hope that each of you and your family members are safe and well. I also hope that, despite the present situation we find ourselves in, there have been moments of joy and kindness that have been able to help you through this difficult time. If you have one in particular you’d like to share, throw it down in the comments!
Additionally, I’m sure that everyone is up to date on the latest news and recommendations about what to do to keep yourself and those around you safe. In the off chance that anyone needs extra resources I’ve included links to the CDC and World Health Organizations (WHO) advice below:
Next, I wanted to say a little something about Giving Tuesday, which is happening this coming Tuesday, May 5th. Often times there are reservations that we can all have about giving back to our communities. Can I afford to offer financial support? How can I find a cause that tackles the issues I care about most? There are so many great organizations and groups that I can donate to, how do I figure out which is the best choice for me? These are all valid concerns that require time and thought to overcome. Nevertheless, there are resources that can help us make these decisions and, with the information age that we currently live in, it has never been easier to access that information even from the comfort of our own homes! Granted, the “comfort of our own homes” is the only comfort many of us have been able to enjoy for the past month or so and it’s gotten to the point where even your dog might be getting tired of you always being there to go play catch… but, anyway, that information is still just a push of a button away!
Events like Giving Tuesday Now are the perfect opportunity to commit to helping make a difference. It establishes a concrete date in the calendar where each of us can make the commitment to make a difference in our community. Whether that community is your corner of town, your state, or even the country, we are all still one community. Such events can also give us the chance to say in one giant voice to those who are in need and those who have dedicated to serving those in need know that they have not been forgotten about, and that we care.
In a time where being physically together is not a luxury that we can afford, making demonstrations like these are worth their weight in gold. One of the greatest tools that humankind wields is our ability to come together during a crisis and demonstrate a compassion for one another that can resonate with any person to the core. So, whether this is your first Giving Tuesday or your fifth, join us this Tuesday, May 5th to help spread some compassion in our great state and remind those that need our support most that we are here for them. Thank you so much for your time, and I hope you all stay safe and healthy.
Dale Boardman, BS
Helen's Project Volunteer
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Meetings by appointment
Phone and Fax - 830-400-7037
To volunteer or for Community Service:
2300 Olympia #271406
Flower Mound, TX 75027
1850 E Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78202