Upon arriving at the elementary school yesterday afternoon, I signed into the Madison House binder in the front office like I always do, and on the counter found goodie bags that our program director left for all of the volunteers.
It was a small token of appreciation that was a huge reminder… our work is not a simple individual effort, but rather a part of a large-scale movement by which students support the Charlottesville community.
Interactions with student leaders like program directors assure me that we are working together toward a more cohesive neighborhood and a better world. If at any moment I wonder if my one hour a week does anything, I can realize that in this year alone, there were actually 3,533 Madison House volunteers.
A spread that appeared in the Cavalier Daily yesterday really impressed me. Just look at the list of students and staff that work with Madison House!