I have always been the type of person who got enjoyment and fulfillment working with organizations whose missions were helping others, especially if that help was in the form of “teaching people to fish”. You know the saying “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day but teach him to fish and he eats for a life time.” I know….corny…but if you think about it, it is true. Back in Connecticut I did a lot of volunteering with my church, Rotary Club, and our local Hospital. I like to think many people benefited from the organizations I supported. When my husband and I decided to retire, we chose Georgia, knowing I wanted to get involved with the same type of organization and mission. I looked at many wonderful programs which helped many people. But I was still looking for that “teach to fish” attitude. Specifically, I wanted to know that I was making a difference.
I found the Thillen Education Foundation! The idea of working with high school kids, teaching them real world skills that would help them get a career, not just a job, really resonated with me. Yes, I know I am making a difference. I will tell you more about that in my next blogs.
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