Volunteers Flood Charities for Christmas
CSS, Bean's need volunteers after holidays
'Tis better to give than to receive.
But right now, it can also be more difficult.
Don't get them wrong – managers of the social service agencies that take of Anchorage's poorest are very grateful for the massive volunteer assistance they're getting.
But if you're not already on their list this weekend, they're more in need of your help in the New Year.
"I started getting calls in mid-October; a few dozen a day, and emails, about volunteering on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day. We're fortunate in that regard."
That seems to be the story for many of Anchorage's non-profit charities during this holiday season.
Alaskans are generous with their time year-round, but there is a dip when Christmas passes.
"We have volunteer activity happening here at the food bank all week long,” said Susannah Morgan, executive director of the Food Bank of Alaska. “We have regular evenings and Saturday opportunities for volunteers for people who work. Sign up to get our regular newsletter for volunteers. And just kick in."
Volunteerism – it's the gift that can keep on giving