#MyGivingStory Series: Chapter 3 - Our Vice President Maria Addario-Alter
Updated: Dec 4, 2019
Giving is just what I've always done, from girl scouts, to high school, and beyond. Giving back to family, friends and the community has always appealed to me. I was an officer for a non- profit for the past 11 years- helping bring programs to our local school. I also ran a fundraiser for breast cancer research for 3 years to celebrate a friend who was a survivor. “Help others and it will help you twice as much” I always say. That feeling of making a difference in someone else's life who may not know how to ask for help, warms my heart. I have two daughters who I encourage to find a cause and give their time to it. It can be as small as a few hours a month. I love the feeling of everyone doing a little; and watch how far it can go! The smallest act of kindness can be life changing to someone! So I tell my daughters “do what you can, you don't know how much it could mean to someone.''
Being a mom is the best job, but it also can be very difficult. We, as women, should want to support each other, and helping a fellow woman who is doing her best in a time of crisis….is our goal....this can create a ripple that can affect generations.