Ms. Donna has been volunteering with Club Christ for five years, which is amazing! We are so grateful for her love and faithfulness.
When and why did you begin volunteering with Club Christ?
I started volunteering at Club Christ during the summer of 2010 when I brought my church youth group to lead a Vacation Bible School. I thought helping out during the week would be a great way for my own group of high school girls to serve all year. Well, since the Center was at the Carey Arms Apartments, their parents would not let them go; I myself was hooked! I just loved the kids and loved how they got so excited to see us each week.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I have lived in Las Vegas for 30 years and have been married for 31 years. I have two wonderful daughters, Katie 26 (who lives in the Seattle area) and Christina, 24 years old. For 16 years I’ve been leading not only high schoolers at Canyon Ridge Christian Church but also a group of ladies at a Bible Study Fellowship as well. The last 12 years I have been an instructional aide for elementary kids and prior to that, I was a substitute teacher for seven years. I love working with kids who have learning disabilities and helping them find ways to learn!
What is your favorite part of volunteering?
The directors truly enable you to just come and serve; they have everything ready for you. What I’ve learned through volunteering is that there are so many kids in our communities who need help and God calls us not to just serve at church, but the community too. I would encourage others to volunteer at Club Christ because the kids are wonderful and you totally fall in love with them.
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
-Booker T. Washington