The Value of Time & Talent

Posted by David Freeman on 6/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

Everyday, we reach out to ask our busy communities to contribute their time and talent towards the building of a brighter future.

But why Time & Talent though?

Take a moment to watch the amazing story of Mr. Wright, a physics teacher who has rendered great service to his students and community.

Now think about his words near the beginning:

"Schools have [children] for 6 hours a day and then kids go home and whatever atmosphere they have around for the other 18 affects them. So schools can change a lot but we have to realize that they go home to a completely different environment."

Word for word, Mr. Wright has expressed our key insight -- the challenge that we have set out to solve. It does not explain his, or our, drive however. Peer into the life of Mr. Wright who in his moment of anger and disillusion, witnesses the simple act of play between his children. The love between his daughter and son reveals the potential that was always there. It provides Mr. Wright a higher degree of self-worth, the confidence to pursue greater goals, and a boundless well of strength.

This dedicated father, wonderful teacher, and impactful leader draws on that love to dedicate his experience to do good for his family, for his students, and his community. That experience drives him and serves as an inspiration.

We are no different.

Everyday we get up and with the love of our family, friends, and community, ask for the donation the greatest treasure available -- time and talent. We ask our communities to build a richer experience for our children and open doors to the potential we know exists.

Our time & talent is the expression of our drive. Love is its fuel. Never forget that you are an inspiration to your community and enable people just like Mr. Wright with the opportunity to create a brighter future to community they love.

Thank you and keep up your brilliant efforts!