Helping hands club
Volunteer Spotlight, November 2015
Daniela Krivak - Birthday Club sponsor
Thank you, Daniela, for your dedication to our mission!
November's Helping Hands Club inductee is Daniela Krivak, one of The Harbour's Birthday Club sponsors.
Daniela has been a loyal volunteer, helping with a variety of projects since 2013. As an active member of the Des Plaines Rotary Club, Daniela is no stranger to volunteerism and giving back. Daniela came to The Harbour in spring of 2013 with her Rotary Club to lend a helping hand. Almost three years later, she still comes back each month to volunteer. Daniela has helped with a variety of things at The Harbour including painting and landscaping at our shelter, hosting bar-b-ques with her Rotary Club and celebrating birthdays.
"It is my honor to be a small part of improving the quality of life for youth in our community, and giving them hope for a brighter future." - Daniela
After trying a few different projects, one stood out to her in particular. Several months later, Daniela and the Des Plaines Rotary Club continue to be one of the main sponsors of Birthday Club.
Designed to make sure every youth has a memorable birthday, Birthday Club is like a birthday in a box. Our wonderful Birthday Club volunteers bring birthday goodie bags, filled with sweet treats, toiletries and more, to our youth so that every child can celebrate and have a happy birthday. Each month The Harbour reaches out to Daniela and lets her know how many youths have birthdays that month. Daniela then shops for goodies to fill the birthday bags and drops them off about one week before the child's birthday.
"I enjoy making the youth feel special on their birthday and letting them know that there are many people out there who care about them." - Daniela
Since joining the Birthday Club three years ago, Daniela and her Club have given over 75 birthday gifts to Harbour youth. Youth have come to anticipate the birthday goodies and get more and more excited as their birthdays near.