Government Connections - Summer 2012 - (Page 29)
SGMP gives back
By Kelly Roche CGMP, CTA SGMP WAS THRILLED to do an expanded hands-on charity event at the 2012 NEC this year in New Orleans. Within three days of posting that volunteers would be accepted for the hands-on portion of this year’s charity event, we had received more volunteers than we would have space to utilize at the project. This was great news and gives us something to build on with future hands-on projects. This year’s charity was the New Orleans Family Justice Center’s Crescent House. The NOFJC-Crescent House works with the City of New Orleans, community leaders, law enforcement, criminal justice and domestic violence advocates to provide co-located services to survivors of family violence and sexual assault and their children in order to increase safety, access to services and enhance offender accountability. The Crescent House is a wonderful old home that needed some loving care from some SGMP volunteers, and is more than a shelter for families but really a home away from home for survivors of family violence. SGMP member volunteers did some rehabilitating to the front yard and porch for the resident children and families. Our work was to make the Crescent House feel more like a home. And we succeeded! The following tasks were completed the day of the event: General raking & cleaning of the front yard Trimmed trees Planted azaleas Planted monkey grass Purchased and assembled wooden porch furniture Painted large planter pots Potted new plants in planters Laid sod turf in yard This rewarding day went fast and furious with lots of fun and bonding with fellow SGMP members. A huge thank you goes to Mike Downard with SGMP headquarters for his assisting of the coordination of the event. And a special thanks to all of our volunteers! Giving back is rewarding, especially when you are helping such a great cause. Pay it forward with a charity in your area… it will always be appreciated.
Kelly Roche is a member of the SGMP Board of Directors.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Summer 2012
10 Secrets to Winning the Business
Good to Know
Dieting on a Per Diem
2012 National Education Conference Summary
SGMP NEC gives back to the New Orleans Community
Is a mobile conference app your best foot forward?
Exercise on the road… are you kidding?
The Meeting Minute
Government Connections - Summer 2012