This week is #VolunteerAppreciationWeek! Every day this week, we are going to highlight some amazing volunteers and how they make Periwinkle a better place!
Today’s Volunteer Spotlight is on: Olivia Hart! Each summer, Olivia spends four days a week volunteering her time with Periwinkle. From her work behind the scenes at the Periwinkle offices and fundraising as the Junior Artwork Auction Chair, to working one on one with the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Olivia is a true Periwinkle champion! Help us say thank you to this future doctor with a true heart for Periwinkle!
Why does Olivia volunteer with Periwinkle? “Volunteering at the Periwinkle Foundation has changed my life. Starting as a shy, scared high school freshman, my work at Periwinkle has brought me out of my shell over the past four years. Before starting out at Periwinkle, I never thought that my dream of becoming a doctor would come true. Now, I am off to study Pre-Med at USC in the fall to hopefully one day become a pediatric oncologist! The people at Periwinkle have become like a little family to me. They have taught me so much about life and what it means to truly care for other people. Volunteering at the Periwinkle Foundation for that first time was the best decision that I’ve ever made and I hope to never stop!” – Olivia
Why does our Staff Love Volunteers? “Doing something for someone else makes for a grateful heart! Our volunteers have such grateful hearts! They truly find the donation of their time and energy uplifting and rewarding. I am so thankful to our volunteers and have loved getting to know these amazing people!” – Sherri Boatwright, Administrative Assistant