When Chava Glassberg began volunteering with CCLS, she did not know what to expect. In a short time, she discovered a deep joy in this work, which she described as, "really lovely...really nice refreshing change." Her joy became a dedication to volunteering. Without realizing it, Chava discovered the mutual satisfaction of giving.
Giving provides the realization that you are changing lives. The changes are concrete and definite, illustrated in our clients' stories, in their smiles and gratitude. To give is to share the joy of a life made better, richer, and more purposeful. It is the satisfaction of knowing you have protected your neighbors from unfair treatment, and taken a stand for justice. When we give, we add meaning to our lives and the lives of others.
Our reward, as Chava says, is, "to feel like you're on the side of angels."
Please "Give Justice" on #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2015.
Ms. Luisa Medina
P.S. Chava received the Volunteer Award at the 2014 Champions of Justice Reception.