YWCA’s Tribute to Women and How It Made Me Reflect on My Life

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This is my third year participating as a judge on the Selection Committee for the YWCA’s Tribute To Women & Industry Awards. I wrote about how I got involved with volunteering for the YWCA in a past post (click here for that post). Last year, I also participated on the Selection Committee, but did not attend the Awards Luncheon because Continue reading

Why I Continue to Attend & Support Mana de San Diego’s Latina Success Conference & You Should Too

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As a young Latina, during my last year of college, I had the opportunity to apply for an internship with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). I was fortunate to be selected for Continue reading

#GivingTuesday: You Can Donate & Meet Your Favorite Media Personalities

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(Volunteering as Red Kettle Bell Ringers in the Gaslamp on November 19: with Robert Santos, ABC/10News, and Luis Cruz, The San Diego Union-Tribune)

There is Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, they all involve sales & shopping. Did you know there is also Giving Tuesday? This year it is Continue reading

Reasons I Love My Career

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Do you have a favorite charity or non-profit organization you support?

There are many reasons why I love & enjoy my career….one of the main one’s is having the opportunity to help non-profit organizations. We are making a positive impact & helping others. Today, I had the pleasure of seeing and interviewing one of my favorite people, Suzi Woodruff from the Salvation Army. She is a doll! I also interviewed Major Rosa Rodriguez, she is like an angel. The Salvation Army has many programs to help San Diegans in need, from the Door of Hope that helps battered & abused women, multiple community centers with programs for families, seniors, & children, the Kroc Center, the Thrift stores, & their annual toy drive, among other programs. I have volunteered on their Public Relations Committee for about six years now & it is heart warming to see how many people they help! So, if you want to make a donation to a good cause or volunteer, the Salvation Army is a good choice….and they always need donations & volunteers. For more info visit the Salvation Army site.

Did you know the Salvation Army has so many programs? Do you volunteer at an organization? Share your volunteer experiences with us!

Hugs,

Paola

Español: Tienes alguna organización de caridad favorita y que apoyas?

Hay muchas razones por las cuales me encanta mi carrera profesional….una de las principales es tener la oportunidad de ayudar a organizaciones sin fines de lucro o de caridad. Siento que estamos teniendo un impacto positivo en la comunidad y ayudando a otros. Hoy, tuve el gusto de ver y entrevistar a unas de mis personas favoritas, Suzi Woodruff, del Ejercito de Salvación. Es lindisima persona! También entreviste a Major Rosa Rodriguez. El Ejercito de Salvación tiene muchos programas para ayudar a San Dieguinos en necesidad, desde un centro para mujeres sin hogar o que han sido abusadas, centros comunitarios, el Centro Kroc, un centro de rehabilitacion para personas adictas a drogas o alcohol, y programas para niños y familias, y su jugueton anual. Yo he servido como voluntaria en su Comite de Relaciones Publicas por aproximadamente unos seis anos y me toca el corazon ver a cuanta gente ayudan! Asi que, si deseas hacer una donación a una buena causa o ser voluntario, el Ejercito de Salvación es una buena opción….siempre necesitas donaciones y voluntarios. Para mas información visita la página del Ejército de Salvación.

¿Sabias que el Ejercito de Salvación tiene tantos programas? ¿Eres voluntario en alguna organización? Comparte tus experiencias como voluntarios con nosotros!

Un abrazo,

Paola