Value in Volunteering

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I devoted the entire day today to one of my volunteer organizations, the Junior League of San Diego. I started the day with a four-hour training on the organization’s legislative activities in California. This included listening to one of my representatives, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, talk about barriers to low-income women in the workplace. One of those is providing the requisite 6-10 diapers for diapers. Another is the tax on baby diapers, which costs almost a month’s worth of diapers annually.

I then helped stuff folders for the JLSD’s upcoming Solutions Summit event, in which the organization will facilitate a meeting on California’s Extended Foster Care law, AB12.

Volunteering helps me stay rounded and focused on improving the lives of others. It allows me to be connected to my community and other like-minded individuals within it.

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