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Make a Difference: Volunteers In Public Schools

The whole idea of posting each Wednesday about a way that you can make a difference is to make it abundantly clear that no matter who you are or what your resources, there is always a way to give. You can give back in your community or around the world. It can be as simple as visiting an elderly neighbor and raking leaves or as complex as starting a new organization or traveling as a missionary to another country.

We can all do something. Because I have school on the brain, I'm highlighting the need for volunteers in public schools. If you have a child in the public school system, you should seriously consider giving of your time in some capacity. Maybe it's fundraising, helping in the front office, or tutoring after school. In Littleton Public Schools, the district program is called VIPS (Volunteers In Public Schools) and encompasses all grade levels and all types of volunteers.

If you want to help, rest assured (that with the proper documentation) someone will find a place to get you involved! If you are interested in helping in Littleton, here's the VIPS link to get you started. Just remember, your time and talents can make the difference in the life of a child. Relationships matter. And as a bonus, you get to know principals and teachers, you will be better informed on voter issues, you see what is happening in our schools, and you can be an advocate for students and teachers out in the community!

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