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Discussion on: Do you volunteer? Why/why not?

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Udi • Edited

Yep!
For each holiday, a group of us driving elderly people without a family (either Holocaust survivors or people who are alone for the holidays) to organized holiday dinner, and back home after few hours (they have so much fun that they usually stay as long as possible! :) ).
Sometimes there's someone who lives alone in horrible conditions (usually an elderly without a family and without any government help), so we team up to clean his/her house, fixing whatever needs to be fixed, painting the walls and gather contributions such as proper bed/refrigerator and so on from great people (each time there are plenty of professional people who fix everything for free, buying and installing a new sink, new toilet..).

In the past, I used to help non-profits with technical management and issues, but now I prefer to spend my free time on something outside the tech world.

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Cristina Ruth Author • Edited

Wow! That's so nice of you to help those elderly folks. 😊 I wonder how I can find such orgs near me to help the same way. Do you have any tips?

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Udi

These days we have a WhatsApp group and we keep in touch with the elderly. Both endeavours started with one person that someone knew that needed help, and over Facebook gathered others to help out.

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Cristina Ruth Author

Oh very nice! ☺️ I unfortunately don't have time to organize another group lol I hope another group here already exists in my local community.