Volunteering is part of our foundation too. Below is a poem our founder, the late Pennsylvania Governor Leader, wrote in one of his published books of poems, thanking our volunteers and celebrating the spirit of volunteering.
The world is so full of people who say,
“What can I do to be happy today;
Do I share with others or keep it for me?
Shall I make a decision or just wait and see?”
At some point in time, we are bound to observe
That we get out of life just what we deserve;
If we keep on taking and just fail to give,
We are bound to discover it’s a poor way to live.
If we’ll give our love and show our concern
It keeps coming back as quickly we’ll learn;
That life is a circle and good thing come ’round,
As those who have tired it already have found.
So to volunteers here and all over the world,
May all of us here with the voice of a herald,
Say we love you and honor you each day of the year,
And we hope that your life will be full of good cheer.
George M. Leader, 1994