I have been wanting to get more involved in my community since moving to KC a little over 3.5 years ago and have made a couple of good attempts since that time only to have them fall through. (If you have ever willingly and openly attempted to volunteer for something that didn't work out for one reason or another, you know how frustrating it can be when all you want to do is help out but it just doesn't happen)
Anyway, back to tonight. My most recent organization I have sought out to help with is our local Catholic Charities organization. I have volunteered for a couple of things already, but nothing has come from that yet - but I did recently sign up to be a part of a new group they started, the Committee of Young Patrons (CYP), it's for younger adults and it's a group that gets together to share out talents, treasures and time to help all of Catholic Charities.
Tonight Q & I went to a happy hour hosted by the CYP to meet some new people and discover how we can get more involved. It was at Charlie Hoopers, which is a bar we have been to before and is pretty close to our house, so it was nice to be some where familiar while meeting all these new people. Also, tonights happy hour was the first official event, so it is neat to get to be part of it early on.
Everyone was very welcoming and it was an enjoyable way to spend an hour after work. Both Quinn and I are excited to get more involved with Catholic Charities and their committee of young patrons :)
3 years ago