VCRTA Volunteering Efforts In 2019
Members of the Vigo County Retired Teachers Association volunteer throughout the entire year and at a number of locations throughout the county. We are going to use this page to highlight some of the volunteering efforts of our members in 2019.
We will be creating a “Volunteering in 2020” page as our members begin their outreach to the community in 2020. Check back periodically to see new volunteering activities in the community and don’t forget to send in your “Volunteering Selfies” to VCRTA.
This year was packed with a number of volunteering efforts. Our Retirement Planning team of Jennie L. and Teresa H. made sure to provide an informative educational session for current Vigo County School Corporation members that were considering retirement. Our Spring Service project included a food/snack drive to support the Terre Haute Catholic Charities Backpack program. Member Linda A. volunteered in local classrooms teaching fun economic lessons sponsored by Junior Achievement. Member Karen L. volunteered for the Salvation Army School Supply effort. Member Helen J. helped coordinate our Autumn Service project included a school supply collection and monetary donation to a local middle school. Our members have also been donating magazines that are dropped off at both local hospital intensive care unit waiting rooms.
Our organization capped off the year with our annual Bell Ringing Winter Service project to support the local Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. In year’s past, our members rang the bell at one location. This year, we expanded our volunteer efforts to two different locations in Vigo County. Members Teresa H., Sharon M., Brenda W., Glenda H., Vicki C., Julia B., Millie V., Jennie L., Carol C., Dave L., LeAnna L., Dianna W., Bill L., Suzanne J., Nancy E., Saundra N., Dee H., Judy M., Dorothy S., Karen L., Kathie D., JoAnne B., Ruth I., Ann B., Helen J., Sharon P., Guy D., Mary Helen F., Diane J., Janella K., Suzy R., Bertie S., Sandy B., Pattie C., Jim C., Ken P., Susan P., Karen P-K., and Diane S. rang the bell at two different locations over the course of four days joining as many as many as 25,000 bell ringers at the same time across the country.