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- Hospice patient George Johnson inspires us with his beautiful artwork. Drawing for over 70 years, Mr. Johnson has an impressive portfolio of illustrations and paintings.
- Gathered inside the gym, playing tennis for the first time, seven students from the Perkins School for the Blind received instruction from volunteers from Newton North High School.
- I learned throughout my years that contributing to your community enhances life through various acts - donating time, talent, or treasuring the environment.
- Volunteer with community groups, sports programs, local schools to fill in the missing piece of the 24/7 life puzzle, and that is service that can make a difference.
- Other volunteers inspire me! Like Judy Bougie and Joe Francoeur of the Mason Street Soup Kitchen in Fall River. Being drawn into their orbit is to experience something called "grace."
- I am inspired often by the moments when people don't know the kindnesses they bestow have been seen - but it shines through anyhow.
- If you spend one day at a food bank and see how much help you can provide, then you will be hooked for life as a volunteer.
- More Than Words is a bookstore filled with stories, but few may be as compelling as the stories of its employees - teenagers whose lives have been turned upside down.
- The most inspiring thing for me is the resilience of the human spirit! Here is my story: At Home in Our Hearts.