This past month, WACAP’s main office (Renton, Wash.) hosted 13 employees from Microsoft’s Windows Phone team.
They’d taken a day off from their daily work to join our staff for a day.
Participating in United Way’s Day of Caring (an effort that matches a nonprofit with a group of volunteers), this energetic Microsoft team helped with some of WACAP’s needed outdoor projects, like painting, pruning and landscaping. Our building and grounds is an area that gets less attention through the year because our staff’s primary focus is helping children find homes and supporting adoptive families.
A day never passes where I’m not moved by the graciousness of our community. I am continually amazed at the incredible impact one person can make in another’s life. When a family says yes to a child who’s waiting; when a friend donates to WACAP’s Promise Fund; or when a volunteer team trades an ordinary work day to help paint so that WACAP’s focus can remain on finding families for children, the difference is extraordinary.
Reflecting on the influence we can have, I’m reminded of a quote by actress Lily Tomlin.
“Somebody should do something about that,” Lily said. “Then I realized I am somebody.”
How true that is.
We are so grateful to this team of volunteers who made a difference in our day and in the lives of the children we serve.