Tuesday, August 23, 2011

One Woman's Kindness Hits It Out of the Ballpark!

Amazing efforts by an amazing lady..... The founder of a relatively new project, Lisa Rosemarie Ray has been fearlessly and tirelessly embracing the tremendous support and growth of her hugely successful nonprofit organization, Lisa Ray's Donation Group.  Only a few years in development, she started out as a mom who saw the need of other children and started collecting items needed for others in her own community.  Over the years, the needs have continued and her request for donations blossomed.  She receives mountains of bags and boxes in her driveway everyday.  Over time she has recruited dozens of volunteers to help with the sorting, sizing, packing and giving of all of the things she receives.  I have had the honor of working with her and hope to do more.  The experience of the energy and focus of this effort is very powerful.  It is very humbling to realize how great the needs are right in our own back yard.  It is very humbling to see people step up to the call for donations of items and of time.  Additionally, it takes a very motivated, approachable, sincere individual ( or an army!) to pull of it together and on time, especially during holidays and special school dates. As our school district just began for the new school year, Lisa and her organization gathered, packed and delivered clothing, school items and more to over 170 children this week.  Watching the activity posted on Facebook it looks like she never stops.... and moreover, Lisa is always, ALWAYS   grateful and humble.  A remarkable woman with a remarkable vision.   Congratulations  to you Lisa on this great success.  The families your serve are lucky to have you and so are the families that you inspire to give and to volunteer.

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