Why I Volunteer: Thresa Oliverio

I started volunteering 34 years ago when a friend asked me to attend a meeting in January. From the very beginning I knew I wanted to get involved with helping the children of Clay County to make their Christmas brighter. I began with helping plan the party, going toy shopping for the party, packing bags and handing them out at the Christmas Party. The Christmas Party is such a wonderful day of giving. Your emotions are high when you see the faces on the children and their families but sad when there are so many families who need our help.

Education is very dear to me and I was so excited when the charity began awarding scholarships to deserving Clay County high school graduates. Mr. Hall always wanted to help children year round and awarding scholarships was a good way to accomplish that desire.

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