Throughout National Volunteer Week (April 21-27, 2013), we will spotlight four of Lakeshore’s valuable volunteers. Today we recognize Mallerie Badgett.
Mallerie has been a part of the Lakeshore Foundation family since she was a little girl. She’s given over 200 volunteer hours in the last year in athletics,e vents and recreation activities!
When asked Mallerie to describe what volunteering at Lakeshore means to her, Mallerie said, “From being involved in athletics to volunteering, I have enjoyed all that Lakeshore offers to members and program participants. Volunteering has presented many more opportunities than I ever though existed for me. I truly believe that at Lakeshore anything is possible!
“Through volunteering I have been challenged and gained so much more confidence and self-esteem. My volunteer experience over the past year has been life changing in the best way. Lakeshore has a way of making people’s dreams come true – it has for me!”
Great news — You can look forward to welcoming Mallerie as a front desk professional at Lakeshore Foundation very soon!
Mallerie, we can’t tell you enough how appreciative we are of your constant selfless giving!
Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has grown exponentially in scope each year since, drawing the support and endorsement of all subsequent United States presidents, governors, mayors and other respected public officials.
National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It;s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, in unison, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. National Volunteer Week is about taking action, encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change — discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive transformation.
National Volunteer Week is not only our moment in time to celebrate our volunteers, but to enable a nation to share ideas, practices and stories, wherever they happen thereby shaping a movement to re-imagine the notion of citizenship in the 21st century.