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Posts for September, 2010
Ashley McNeill has always felt a responsibility to make a difference in her community. For eight years, Ashley has been involved with the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait. Ashley has sorted, labeled, repaired, and packed tens of thousands of books. She also created dozens of children's book baskets and delivered them to waiting rooms and lobbies.
Callahan Fore is extremely passionate about service to his community. In 2006, Callahan created a non-profit organization, SweatMonkey, that focuses on community service resources for students, organizations, and teachers. SweatMonkey.org is a free website that builds connections that benefit everyone—youth, teachers, schools—without wasting a single sheet of paper. As a user-friendly, free internet resource that connects students with organizations, SweatMonkey helps students and teachers track their hours and generate community service resumes.
John Leinart has served on the board of directors of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley for more than 10 years. During his service, John has served as a Big Brother to three young men. He has also engaged his family in the mentoring experience, including his wife, two daughters, and his 87 year old father. Leinart is a leader that does not hesitate to lead by example. In his capacity as Director of Human Resources for Deere & Company, John has coordinated volunteer recruitment activities that have recruited over 100 adult mentors for children in his community.
Marcie Green Topeka, Kansas Organization: Shawnee County Medical Reserve Corps Marcie Green exemplifies the role of a volunteer. The generosity of her time and desire to help others makes her a huge asset for Shawnee County Medical Reserve Corps. She performed 238 volunteer hours in 2009, not only as a volunteer, but also as a leader and teacher in the community.