If I heard my mom say it once, I heard it at least a thousand times growing up… “many hands make the work light.” It became a family mantra of sorts and instilled in me a lifelong sense of volunteerism.
Mom also used to always say, “Although you may have nothing else to give, you always have time.” Many people would say, “But I don’t have time to volunteer.” I’m here to say that couldn’t be further from the truth. As a homeschooling mother of three and a ministry leader, I can honestly say that time is one thing I do not have an overabundant supply of. That said, volunteering doesn’t take much time.
Can you provide a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen to a parent with a newly diagnosed child? Do you have a few minutes to encourage another parent who’s child may be facing the new experience of dentures or hearing aids, or dealing with the challenge of unkind classmates?
Do you have a couple of hours a month to help raise community awareness about the ectodermal dysplasias through social media or through your local news station? Would you love to organize a fundraiser to benefit the NFED? If you answered yes to any of these, you are a perfect candidate to be the NFED’s Helping Hands!
As you know, the NFED exists to assure families that they are not alone. The NFED has been there for me for as long as I can remember. That’s why I volunteer as a family liaison, because knowing there’s someone there for you is important.
As I mentioned, many hands make the work light. Consider today what you can do to volunteer for the NFED.
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