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your effort together with others can make everyone's lives better.
We all get
older, have health problems sometimes, or may experience a variety of
setbacks from time to time. So today you offer assistance, and tomorrow
you receive it. Isn't it wonderful your giving can come back "recycled"
as receiving later?
Realize also that your motivation to help today may not be the reason why you keep helping: It's a compelling experience when your talents are appreciated because your accomplishments are making a difference in people's lives - there's nothing else quite like it.
For example, during the 1998 Paint-A-Thon an ADC volunteer noted that "An elderly couple were both waiting to be released from the hospital while we painted their house."
were people you knew and cared about. Wouldn't it feel great knowing a
group of people was helping them if you couldn't be there? And wouldn't
you feel good knowing that people would be there if you needed help?
Discover how your
skills and talents can benefit others, and search for volunteer activities
which match your interests, availability, and geographic preferences.