I like seeing results. I think everyone does. That’s why I get overly ecstatic when one of our community partners sends me pictures of what Hot Projects volunteers do! Helping the community is an exceptional feeling; it’s an even better feeling when you see what you’ve done directly helping others. Well, lo and behold – here it is! Proof that our volunteers are awesome – although we never have a problem proving that!
Our volunteers helped prep and pack bikes for Africa for Bicycles for Humanity on 9/8. I’m sure some of you are wondering why it’s taken so long to get proof of awesomeness. Well, it’s because Susan and Frank (who run Bicycles for Humanity) flew to South Africa to hand out the bikes themselves! Their recent trip was to Kwa-Zulu Natal, ZA, where they distributed the bikes that our volunteers helped pack to places such as Thanda After-School. This project is currently working with 450 orphans, and expecting to grow to 600 in the near future. Most of the children are school age and without any means of support. They come to the center and get counseling, help with educational issues and fed a late afternoon supper every day after school.
Our volunteers helped make this trip possible. Seattle Works is proud to have such a strong base of awesome people that love helping others worldwide.
If you want to join the community of amazing volunteers, sign up for our many fabulous projects this season!