Donate Your Time and Skills
We may need your help!
Just like any non-profit, Aspire Counseling could use your help! Ways to give your time can be in the form of donating your professional skills to help our staff – for example editing, grant-writing, web-based communication skills and video production!
Aspire also uses volunteers to help with our community -based programs. Options to volunteer are often limited in scope due to client confidentiality and the nature of therapy. If we need your help it will be to assist our clients with their permission. Examples of how you may volunteer to help our clients include:
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Spa Day
Aspire joined with volunteers from Giving Together Inc. to run a spa day for 16 mothers and their children. Aspire transformed out main office clinic to pamper the mothers. Volunteers Nail Technicians gave each mother a manicure, hair stylists gave women blow-outs, Nourish Now donated gourmet food for a luncheon, a photographer took portraits of the mothers with their children and many baby items were donated to the families.
A Market for Mom
This May, one week before Mother’s Day, Aspire Counseling held a ‘Market for Mom’. Twenty-five local vendors set up shop to sell unique pieces of art, jewelry, clothing, make-up, etc. All vendors donated %10 of proceeds from their sales. Over 100 people attended and lef the market with some stunning gifts for mom, just in time for Mother’s Day, and Aspire Counseling raised over $4,000 for the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program.
Individual Acts of Kindness
Meet Amy: She is undertaking a 50 new and diverse public service projects before she reaches 50 years of age. You can follow Amy at followmetofifty.com. Recently Amy volunteered with Aspire to act as a mothers helper for a mother in our Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program. Amy writes:
I met with (*client) on Monday and met twins (child 1) and (child 2). The babies are precious (shocker!) and Samantha was very sweet and welcoming. She has really been through a lot!!
Given the short time frame before she returns to work, I did tell her I’m happy to help her from time-to-time — either with errands, helping hands when her mother can’t assist, and/or just adult conversation. That said, I don’t want her to feel pressured or awkward having me either. Knowing it may have been a one-time thing, I was happy to bring her some soup, banana bread and a bag of goodies for herself and the boys. She seemed to appreciate it.