June Volunteers of the Month
The Gathering Together is pleased to announce their Volunteer of the Month Program. Honored volunteers will be featured on the website Volunteers Tab with their picture and their ‘story’. At the end of each year, the Gathering Together Board of Directors will celebrate all twelve of the year’s selected volunteers with a special gathering in their honor.
Please consider nominating your favorite volunteer for this honor. The form and submission details can be found on our website at http://thegatheringtogether.org/volunteer-of-the-month/.
Read below to meet our Volunteer of the Month for June.
TGT’s Volunteer of the Month for June: The Abbotts
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A TGT VOLUNTEER?
Three or four years.
WHAT FIRST ATTRACTED YOU TO THE GATHERING TOGETHER?
The Gathering Together caught our eye at the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce’s Farmer’s Market. Tom was manning the booth alone and he was very informative.
WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK?
The Gathering Together is a special place that provides a much needed service in the community. We feel a need to be a small part of that effort.
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE OR MOST MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCE AT THE GATHERING TOGETHER.
There are so many times while we are giving samples of Rita’s Sweet Pepper Jelly out at the Farmer’s Market, that individuals tell of family or friends who have been guests at TGT. They are always so positive and thankful for the love and care TGT provided.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT COMING TO THE GATHERING TOGETHER?
The pleasant and caring environment, great volunteers and most of all Rita keep me smiling.
WHAT BACKGROUND OR LIFE EXPERIENCE HAS BEST PREPARED YOU FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES AT THE GATHERING TOGETHER?
I spent most of my career in human resources taking care of employees. I have raised two wonderful children and now I have a granddaughter to spoil. I lost my father and brother to cancer and spent time with them during those last days so I feel blessed to promote this wonderful cause.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO ANYONE THINKING OF VOLUNTEERING AT THE GATHERING TOGETHER?
There are so many different needs that you can fill. God gives us all talents, TGT is thankful for any “niche” you can fill.