Volunteer Newsletter: From Our House to Yours | Issue VIV
We Miss Our Volunteers!
David X. Lin
Volunteer: Breakfast Club Team
Years Volunteering at the House: 2 years
How you got involved: All throughout my academia, I’ve volunteered in various organizations within my school, helping those in need with the time I have available. A fulfilling experience for me was being able to use my polyglot skills to translate for families in need.
Someone who I look up to has dedicated much of his time helping RMHNY grow, now, like passing on the torch – I plan to continue that same path.
Favorite Activity: Secret Santa Workshop
Volunteer Goal: Keeping the tummies of children and parents full in the morning. And remember guys, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Most Memorable Experience:One year, around Christmastime, I stayed in NYC to help out the house with their annual Secret Santa’s Workshop. The workshop is designed for parents only, where they can shop around for the right gift for their children. I have never seen so many toys in one room, the organizers weren’t kidding when they titled it “Santa’s Workshop” where, we, as volunteers were the elves.
There was Christmas music playing in the background, hot chocolate, and a room full of happy faces.
“RMHNY brings professionalism and dedication together from both the staff and the volunteers who work together toward the same common goal" - David X. Lin
Article Submitted by Helena Russo, Communications Volunteer