Michael Magruder, A Volunteer with BTL Foundation writes …..
Have you ever wanted to volunteer but think you don’t have the time? Then BTL Foundation is the place for you. Everyone is busy these days but you can make a big difference to other people without taking too much of your time. You can participate for just a few hours at a time at various events that BTL sponsors throughout the year.
The BTL Foundation is a community service organization dedicated to providing humanitarian services to the needy of Northern Delaware, India and other locations around the world. Some of the BTL events right here in New Castle County are the highway cleanups in spring and fall, serving Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and even marching in the Hockessin 4th of July parade to raise awareness.
A section of Route 40 in Bear is cleaner and looks nicer thanks to the BTL volunteers. In a few hours on a spring or fall weekend morning you can help clean up the side of the highway and have a nice walk and make new friends all at the same time. When you are done you have a better appreciation of what it takes to keep the highways neat and tidy.
On Thanksgiving Day, before you sit down to a sumptuous meal with your own family you can spend some quality time at a local social service group serving a much appreciated meal to those in need. You can also help to prepare and deliver meals to the elderly who can’t make it out to the places. The people who come to dinner are very nice and friendly. Afterwards, you will have a good feeling that you made someone else’s day just a bit better.
On Christmas Day, after you open all of your presents under the tree you can also spend some time at another local social service group sharing the holiday cheer and serving another meal to those less fortunate. It really puts joy in their hearts as well as your own and helps you recognize the blessings in your life. Meeting and working with new people is always good too.
And finally, on the 4th of July, the BTL volunteers march in the Hockessin parade to spread the good word about BTL. It is a nice walk down Old Lancaster Pike and you get to see the lovely town from a different perspective. The friendly people along the route are always glad to hear more about BTL and it is fun to be right in the middle of the big event.
So if you only have a few hours to spare and you want to participate in any of these events you can check out the BTL website at www.btlfoundation.net to find more information. And then if you want to get involved and make a difference in your community you can contact Mona, the BTL Executive Director, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you at a future BTL event!