Contributed by: Laurie Renchik, CFP®, MBA
There are many ways to give time, talent and resources through volunteering. Recently, a group of Center clients, friends, and team members came together with energy and purpose to lend a hand for an afternoon of Creative giving. The goal was to make 125 care packages for children who are experiencing a stay at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. We reached our goal and hope that the goody bags will bring smiles to the faces of children receiving care at C.S. Mott.
Handmade cards decorated the outside of the packages. Volunteers filled the bags with snack items, huggable stuffed animals, coloring books, and puzzles. The smiles were abundant, and the sense of purpose created a positive vibe for all.
The Center Charitable Committee, Creative Committee, and team members all pitched in to help with the planning and set up. Clients and friends of the Center came together in support and created a multitude of brightly colored Care Packages filled with tangible items and a sprinkle of love and caring.
In the words of Oprah Winfrey; “I don’t think you ever stop giving. I really don’t. I think it’s an ongoing process. And it’s not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody’s life.”
Thanks to all that contributed to the success of our “Creative Giving” day!
Laurie Renchik is a partner and Certified Financial Planner™ at the Center for Financial Planning, Inc.®