In the Fall of 2017 I was dropping something off at a friend’s house and as I was leaving I remembered that she worked for a non-profit company. Having worked in non-profits I knew they were always in search of volunteers. I had been looking for a way to give back and when she told me about her company I had to find out more. Within a week, I had a meeting set up with Barbara Ballard and Frank Guthridge of KenCrest who were kind enough to meet me for coffee at the Whole Foods in Plymouth meeting where they told me more about KenCrest and we walked away with a few ideas of how to get involved.
Over the next few months we did a number of projects to support KenCrest starting with a volunteer day to set up holiday decorations at a transitional home in Roxborough for kids on ventilators who are transitioning from the hospital to their homes. In December, we coordinated a holiday toy drive as part of a client appreciation happy hour that I hosted. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January 2018, clients and friends joined me to paint one of KenCrest’s community homes in Roxborough for adults with special needs. All of these were great projects and I was very happy to have found an organization that offered plenty of opportunities to give back in different ways.
What I wasn’t expecting from KenCrest was to get anything in return for volunteering so I was pretty surprised to learn that I would be one of 13 recipients of the 2018 KenCrest Community Champions Award. It’s truly an honor to have been able to be a part of this great organization and I’m thankful for the many volunteers who have contributed to serving the KenCrest community. If you’d like to get involved in my future volunteer projects with KenCrest, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll let you know about upcoming opportunities.
The Philadelphia area is a great place to live and work and I love sharing all that Philadelphia has to offer. From our unique neighborhoods and towns, great parks, amazing restaurants and nightlife, museums, and events there’s no shortage of things to do and see in, and near, Philadelphia. Since 2010, I’ve been helping people buy and sell their homes in the Philadelphia area specializing in Center City, Northwest Philadelphia, and the Montgomery County suburbs bordering the city. Outside of being a Realtor®, I’m a dad to an amazing little girl, husband to an amazing wife, and dog-dad to Frida. Together, we enjoy taking advantage of everything that Philadelphia has to offer and exploring the many parks, festivals, and events in the city. Since 2017, I’ve been supporting KenCrest through volunteer efforts including organizing cleaning and painting days at their community homes, decorating for the holidays at children’s transitional homes, and coordinating fundraising and toy drives to support their efforts.
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