Many of your efforts focus on children. After working for more than 40 years as a registered dietician in hospitals and nursing homes, reader Linda Hall volunteers for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse (www.samaritans purse.org), which delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to children around the world. “I am using my marketing MBA and my organizational and people skills,” writes Hall. “Sometimes I think that my training and experience were meant all along to be applied in my volunteer work.”
Nila Whitfield, who describes herself as a “teacher wannabe” who always wanted to work with kids, has donated time to Make-AWish (www.wish.org) and A Kid Again (www.akidagain.org), helping families with children facing critical illnesses.
Reader Jodie Black requests that I mention her group, National CASA/GAL Association, which has more than 950 local affiliates that train volunteers to work with children in foster care (www .nationalcasagal.org).
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