Helping hands club
Volunteer Spotlight, June 2016
Jennifer Jennings - Young Professionals Board member
Thank you, Jennifer, for your dedication to our mission!
June's Helping Hands Club inductee is Jennifer Jennings, Young Professionals Board member.
Some volunteers have been supporting The Harbour's mission for several decades. Others have just recently joined our mission. One thing is common for all our volunteers - they are passionate about making a difference and know, in their heart, The Harbour is where they were meant to be.
Many of our Young Professionals Board members came to The Harbour looking for a way to give back to their community. Jennifer came to The Harbour looking to give back to at-risk youth - something she was passionate about.
"I took a job that gave me more free time and I wanted to spend that free time doing something meaningful. I was looking for an organization in the suburbs that addressed issues that are important to me--at-risk youth, foster care, homelessness." - Jennifer
After transplanting to Glenview, the Madison, WI native was looking for a way to give back to those in need and support a cause that was close to her heart. The mission of the organization attracted Jennifer to The Harbour and she soon found herself inquiring about our Young Professionals Board.
Known as the "Eliminator of all confusion" Jennifer is known for listening intently, asking questions and turning program ideas on their head at work and in volunteer positions - all great qualities for a Young Professionals Board member. Since joining she has helped with donation sorting days, the annual spring benefit, our youth banquet and has taken on her own projects.
"I like doing something that gives back to the community and feels worthwhile. The best moments are when you get to interact with the people that you are helping, and then you can see the impact." - Jennifer
Though Jennifer's journey with The Harbour is merely starting out, she has already made an impact. She is already volunteering with the Young Professionals Board and has stepped up to plan an upcoming fundraiser - a Paint Nite on June 27. Painters of all ages and artistic abilities are encouraged to join the Young Professionals Board for a night of painting fun. For more information, please visit our website.
We are excited to see what else Jennifer will accomplish in her time with The Harbour. Thank you, Jennifer, for your dedication and support!