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Empowering Communities Through Volunteerism: The Spirit of Giving Back


Volunteerism is often the heartbeat of a community’s strength and a testament to human kindness. To celebrate National Volunteer Week from April 21 to 27, let’s shine a spotlight on the generous act of giving back and celebrate the Taste of Malone, an event symbolizing the very essence of volunteerism – and giving back to the community.

The Power of Volunteering

Volunteering is more than just a helping hand; it’s a powerful force that forges bonds within communities and ignites change. At Citizen Advocates, our employees exemplify this spirit daily, whether by coaching youth sports, aiding local fire and rescue departments, or supporting the Adopt-A-Highway program. Civic engagement is not just encouraged; it’s central to our identity, fortified by the Fieldstone Foundation’s year-round volunteer opportunities.

Taste of Malone: A Culinary Ode to Kindness

As the main fundraiser for the Backpack Program, the Taste of Malone is more than just a gastronomic delight; it’s a volunteer-driven engine ensuring that every weekend, nutritious food reaches over 450 children across seven local schools. This wholly volunteer-supported initiative is responsible for the distribution of more than 55,000 meals annually, proving that when a community comes together, the impact is both profound and lasting.

The Ripple Effect of One Good Deed

As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, remember that each act of service, no matter the scale, contributes to a more robust and compassionate community. The magic of volunteering lies in the ripple effect of one good deed influencing another. When you volunteer, you’re not just contributing your time; you’re becoming part of a larger narrative—one that weaves through the fabric of Citizen Advocates’ mission.

Let us take this moment to acknowledge our volunteers, for they are the architects of hope and the pillars of our community. Here’s to the individuals who, through their altruistic spirit, help Citizen Advocates in making a meaningful difference—one that echoes beyond the confines of Volunteer Week and resonates throughout the year.

To learn more about how you can contribute to Citizen Advocates’ volunteering initiatives or to get involved with the Taste of Malone, please reach out to us: click here. Your journey of giving back begins with a single step, and that step can start today.