Within minutes of meeting Donna Kaplan, you are attracted to her warmth and kindness. She is a woman of substance who uses her administrative talents to support our staff, creating more time for them to devote to programs and participants. On a given day Donna may be making volunteer name badges, copying client resource sheets, updating materials or working on miscellaneous projects. She also enjoys writing and editing materials.
Donna was attracted to Interfaith Outreach because people of all faiths (or no faith) are equally welcomed and no one is turned away who lives in our service area. She values community and supports executive director LaDonna’s vision of equality and inclusiveness. Donna recalls being asked to transcribe a speech LaDonna had made. She became so entranced with the message that she forgot to write down the words.
Donna’s favorite part of volunteering is her personal interaction with staff. The staff at Interfaith Outreach always makes her feel “valued, appreciated and part of the team.” The more she volunteers, the more she learns about Interfaith Outreach and the impact we make in the lives of individuals, families and children. She encourages others to discover the variety of volunteer opportunities that are available, from weekly volunteering to special events. “You’ll discover the staff are all amazing to work with,” says Donna.
Thank you, Donna. You are amazing, too!