The Reason I Volunteer – Silvia from Dorcas Ministry

On our social media, we’ve recently begun a campaign called #TheReasonIVolunteer turning the spotlight on some terrific volunteers serving in their communities. (By the way, if you haven’t connected with us online be sure to click on the links below!). It’s been a fun way to hear stories of real-life heroes who donate their time and skills to make our world a better place!

Our very first post features a dear friend of mine, Silvia.

I wish I had time to go into detail about Silvia’s life exploits and her past as an entrepreneur selling commercial cleaning supplies, renting bicycles in Mexico, and being an extra in a movie, but alas, with our limited time I’m focusing only on her most recent endeavor as a volunteer for Dorcas Ministry.

Dorcas Ministry is an incredible group that repurposes pillowcases into dresses for little girls in developing countries. These beautiful dresses have been sent to children in El Salvador, Ecuador, Nepal, Poland, Mexico, and Togo.

Silvia explains, “I like to use my gifts (sewing) to help others. We have a responsibility to use our skills for more than just ourselves. I like knowing that doing something as simple as sewing is going to make a difference to a girl and her family. Plus it’s fun!”

Here is one of the precious little girls in Nepal who received one of Dorcas Ministry’s dresses! This sweet girl and her mother were so happy the photographer Alex, couldn’t help but capture the moment.

Just one example of the far-reaching impact a volunteer can have!

Keep an eye out for more of our #TheReasonIVolunteer posts in the upcoming weeks! And follow along with our campaign with #IAmVolunteerU #Volunteeru on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

 

4 thoughts on “The Reason I Volunteer – Silvia from Dorcas Ministry

  1. Reply
    Gayle - June 15, 2018

    I started helping in the Dorcas ministry a few weeks ago. I hadn’t sewn in years, but the skills come back quickly. It has been so much fun. What a blessing this has been to watch the seed God put in Ann’s heart and make it grow. What an honor. Knowing our fruits touch lives around the world.

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      Christina - June 15, 2018

      That’s awesome Gayle! I didn’t realize you were volunteering with Dorcas Ministry. You do EVERYTHING! We’re going to need to feature you on the blog next!

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    Ruth - July 26, 2018

    Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that
    would be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

    1. Reply
      Christina - July 26, 2018

      Hey Ruth! Thanks for the kind words. You can follow us on Twitter @u_volunteer

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