Michele’s Volunteer View: A Look at Volunteer Day 2020

Volunteer Day at DRI2020 in Savannah was a huge success! It’s really amazing to see what a close-knit group of Certified Professionals can accomplish in just a few hours. The DRI Foundation had over 40 dedicated volunteers working hard in the community and the best part of the day was that we had a lot of fun doing it!  

Half of our volunteers worked at America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, a locally inspired, volunteer driven nonprofit food bank which serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities who are at risk for hunger throughout Southern Georgia. In just a few short hours, our dedicated volunteers packed 1,008 boxes of food which translates into 20,160 pounds of food and 16,800 meals for those in need.

The other half of our volunteers worked at Wesley Community Centers of Savannah whose mission is to enhance the economic, educational, and spiritual growth, through excellence in early learning care and services, for women, children, and families. Our volunteers spent the morning working on:

  • Weeding and mulching the garden
  • Raking leaves
  • Sanitizing toys
  • Organizing the food pantry
  • Organizing items stored in the Family Life Center attic

In response to the amazing work these organizations do to help their communities on a daily basis, we were also pleased to add our support in the form of $1,000 donations, presented to them as part of the 2020 DRI Awards of Excellence Gala on Mar. 3.

Click here to see more pictures from the week, including Volunteer Day and the Volunteer Reception, as well as the gala and Foundation Auction Benefit.

Over the years, friendships have formed and a great deal of good has been built from volunteerism through the DRI Foundation. In the few years I have been involved as the Director of Volunteerism, I could not be more proud of the work we have done and the people who have come out to support our mission. I can’t wait to see what Seattle has in store for us!