Friday, February 1, 2019

Friend's Friday - A Birthday Request

I have two interesting personal news items to report: 

Although I retired in 2000 from my software and computer consulting company, I continue to work. Why? Because I enjoy working.  

My passion since retiring, has been working with non-profits and assisting primarily with fundraising/data base utilization; still using my computer skills. After volunteering for a number of years, I worked full time with two universities, doing US-based fundraising, alumni outreach, and event logistics. I also worked with a prestigious, regional art museum again doing events, memberships and donor relations. I have been looking for a way to fill my time since my software training gig folded last year. 

Starting February 4, I will return to the non-profit world working at the Kane Center - Council on Aging of Martin County. Here is a little synopsis on the Kane Center:           

Kane Center 
At the Council on Aging of Martin County, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest – no matter their age.

We were founded as a private, 501(c)(3) organization in 1974 to provide services tailored to the specific needs of seniors. More than 40 years later, we are the longest-serving senior services agency in the county offering the most comprehensive resources for elders, their families and their caregivers. 

We provide programs in support of our mission, including Meals on Wheels, Kane Cuisine, an adult day program, senior-focused primary medical care, care management, and caregiver support.

Kane Center - Town Center 
The Kane Center is a beautiful, new and a happy place to work. I volunteered here for three months in 2011, filling in when a fundraising person was out sick. I have now joined full time, replacing that individual.  

The other piece of news is my birthday occurring the same week as my employment start. I am obviously still active and enjoying life - “All dressed up with somewhere to go”.  

I would like to combine these two events and ask my loyal blog friends to consider a birthday donation, “in my honor” to The Kane Center - Council on Aging of Martin County. It is a very worthwhile cause. 

I am actually the person processing the gifts. So along with my other duties, I will be providing you a personal letter acknowledging your gift.  Any amount is precious to us and will go to good use. i.e. Along with many other senior services, we provide at least 325 hot, healthy, and tasty meals, every weekday, to home-bound seniors (Meals-On-Wheels).   

Be sure to check “In Honor of a Birthday” and “This gift is a tribute toRhonda. By filling in the street address and city/state/zip, you will get an acknowledgement letter and your gift is fully tax deductible. Credit Card information is only used by a third party processor and is not stored nor sent to us. An address is provided on the Kane Center web-site if you are more comfortable mailing a donation. 

I will keep you posted on the total donations and in the future I will write about my experiences here; stay tuned. Please feel free to comment and/or ask questions. I thank you all.  

View my request as supporting, “Rhonda’s Escape”.  

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