On Saturday, October 10th Plowshares will honor our Volunteers at our annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration in the Plowshares Dining Room.
Plowshares employs only six staff and in a year serves over 63,000 meals. This statistic points out what our Volunteers mean to us and what they do, which is EVERYTHING! In every stage of our operation from our Board to our garden, Volunteers are at work.
Any attempt at expressing our gratitude is woefully inadequate. Yet each year we call our Volunteers together in an effort to do so. We know that one of the most enjoyable aspects of the event is that our Volunteers enjoy visiting with each other. Therefore we avoid long speeches or programs and allow time for simply visiting and chatting. When you put some of the nicest, most generous people in our community in the same room people are bound to enjoy themselves and make new friends.
Speaking of friends, we encourage Volunteers to bring a friend to our event. We, at Plowshares, believe that the more people know about us and understand what we do, the better will be our standing in the community and our ability to fulfill our Mission.
We report to the IRS that our Volunteers save us approximately $223,000 each year. However we cannot put a dollar amount on Volunteer time, energy or talent.
So, all Volunteers, join us for a simple lunch, catered by Bella Cibo on Saturday, October 10th. If for some reason you are a Volunteer and have not received an invitation in the mail, please check with us to make sure we have your current address in our files.
To R.S.V.P. please call (707) 462-8582 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are hoping that we can fill the Plowshares Dining Room on October 10th and celebrate the great gift that our Volunteers are to us!