The YPro Committee had the privilege to volunteer at the Dorothy Day Center last week.
As an initiative of our committee we try and do a least one volunteer event each year where our committee members can bond while giving back to the wonderful East Metro community.
For the afternoon we would work in the Dorothy Day Center kitchen and had two projects: half of us would make sandwiches for sack lunches and the other group would sort over 1,100 pounds of products and create the sack lunch pack for our sandwiches to go in to.
Mike and Hal, with whom we worked, shared with us a bit about the great work they are doing in the kitchens of the Dorothy Day Center – providing 3 meals a day for several hundred homeless individuals. Not to mention the rest of the great work they do there: mental health services and medical care, showers, and much more to help people experiencing homelessness.
We had a great time – I was so busy chatting with my YPro team and with Mike and Hal that the afternoon flew by. This was an enjoyable way to spend team building and is something I hope to do again soon.
As we were leaving both Mike and Hal commented on how helpful this was going to be to their very busy staff and how much the recipients would appreciate it. I felt very insignificant compared to all the work these gentlemen do each and every day, but am still very happy to contribute to the great things this facility does.
It was truly a fun activity that really made a difference to the organization and our community. I am proud to be a part of SPACC - an organization that commits to volunteering and bettering our community!