With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer and retaining good volunteers can be a challenge at times, but this is not the case with Cindy Elkind. Cindy has been volunteering at Women’s Bean Project for about 8 months. She originally approached the Bean Project to volunteer a few hours a days, a few days a week in our sales and marketing departments. However, over the course of time Cindy has taken on a more active role within our organization.
What separates Cindy from others is her willingness to help out in all aspects of our organization. As with many nonprofits, we value the countless time, energy and dedication that volunteers, like Cindy provide. We can always count on her to arrive when she says she will and to pick up wherever is needed. Whether working alongside the women on the production line or making baskets, to doing data entry and administrative work, she always comes with a smile on her face and a winning attitude. Her energy, enthusiasm and passion light up a room. She believes in our mission of changing women’s lives and this is our opportunity to change her life, or at least, offer a bit of gratitude.
Cindy deserves to be recognized all year long, but especially during National Volunteer Week (April 13-17, 2015) because we believe she is a true inspiration to those around her and for her selfless efforts in the community.