Updated: Sep 21, 2020
In 5 days 45 volunteers from 4 different states managed to donate 221 letters to a small non-profit in Seattle. This simply shows me that the volunteering community will somehow find a way to help anyone, anywhere in any way possible. To put this into perspective, we asked our base to write just 2 letters minimum and we would reward them with service hours. Instead of stopping at 2, the volunteers on average donated around 5 letters per person. While there were a couple of volunteers that truly went above and beyond in their participation, I can't stress enough how great each and every letter was. It was clear every single volunteer put their heart and soul into writing these for the extremely hard-working frontline workers who are battling COVID-19 every day.
Once again, to put this into perspective, our previous event had a total of 24 volunteers participate. This was almost twice as many! While the last event was contained in Washington, this one had support from 3 other states as well. It's crazy to see all these wonderful people come forward and work hard for us. We are so proud to be working with such talented and empathetic people, we truly are.
Adding the numbers from this event to our previous ones, we have nearly 1,000 items donated at Connect Events. The 938 items donated include P.P.E, toys, books, stuffed animals, letters, and more. We have awarded well over 400 hours of service to our growing base and we will continue to award more. You all deserve to be rewarded for your hard work and dedication. Thank you all so much for making this event a great experience for everyone involved and more importantly for helping to bring a smile to an exhausted frontline worker in our community.
Check out these images from the event!
Thanks for the read,
Rajdeep Das, Founder and CEO of Connect Volunteering