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National Volunteer Month

To the editor:

The occasion of National Volunteer Month provides a great opportunity to speak out about the many benefits of giving your time and talents to a worthy cause.  For eight years I have volunteered at Rosie’s Place in Boston where I teach English as a Second Language.  I enjoy the time I spend at Rosie’s Place because it allows me to connect with poor and homeless women in a meaningful way.

Rosie’s Place, like so many nonprofit organizations, would not be able to help nearly as many people without the hard work of caring volunteers. Last year volunteers contributed more than 65,000 hours of service which is equivalent to 32 paid employees.

I decided to volunteer at Rosie’s Place because I feel strongly about the welfare and advancement of women in our community who struggle to live a life of dignity. I believe each of us has a passion in life, as well as something to offer.

It is rewarding to make a difference in someone’s life, no matter how small.  I am happy to help Rosie’s Place achieve their mission of meeting every woman who comes through their doors with love, acceptance and support.  If you have not already made a commitment to something you care about, this month is the perfect time to start.

Sincerely,

Kathy Stuka
4 Martingale Lane, Medfield

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