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Cause and Effect
By Carolyn Torgersen / October 31, 2012
It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but I can already feel the holiday giving spirit creeping up. The winter holidays always seem to bring out a newly found generosity in people. I cherish individuals that want to give back, however after years of working with nonprofit organizations, I can understand the strain that the organizations feel during the winter holiday season. From closing their fiscal books and sending out annual appeal letters, to having clients requesting extra assistance during the winter months, staff members at nonprofit organizations are overwhelmed with daily administrative tasks. Add on top of that phone calls from individuals looking to volunteer on Christmas or schedule a time to drop off a box of donated toy trucks and teddy bears. Agencies are easily overcome with volunteer requests and donations that pile up and require extra time and attention to ensure that they are put to best use.

 

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry wants to offer some additional support to our local organizations, all year round, which is why we are launching Lowcountry Volunteer Connections. An initiative of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, Lowcountry Volunteer Connections connects people with opportunities to volunteer, learn and lead in their communities.

On this site, individuals can register and search for volunteer opportunities, nonprofits can register projects in need of volunteers, and businesses can find out about ways to partner with us to make a difference in the Lowcountry.

Please JOIN US in our vision to build strong and connected communities through the power of volunteerism within our homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces and make Every Day Matter.

Carolyn Torgersen, VP for Marketing and Communications
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