How Renee Started Volunteering

March 10, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Renee Collins. Renee is one of Harvest Hope Food Bank’s awesome volunteers! Renee was able to take a short break from her volunteer work to chat.

When asked why she likes volunteering at Harvest Hope, she replied, “I see results, instantly…Here, you see the faces and you know that you are helping somebody ‘right now’ and it’s personal.” She added, “I loved it and just kept coming back.”

Renee and her autistic son started volunteering at Harvest Hope in 2012. “I wanted to give him a place where he could volunteer during the summer and on the days that he doesn’t have school,” said Renee. She also mentioned that another reason she decided to volunteer was to give her son the unique opportunity to develop work skills that would help him in the future.

Volunteering at Harvest Hope is a great opportunity for young people to see how others experience the world and opens their eyes to something new.  It was great hearing about the reasons why Renee and her son give their time to the community through our organization. Thanks for sharing with us, Renee!

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