Contribute, Even if it Only Feels Like a Little

Written by Tim Ho
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Communications volunteer Tim spent a day working in the soup kitchen, and learned how tasks that seem small contribute to a larger impact. 

On my way to the soup kitchen, I saw myself gradually entering a very different area. Surrounding buildings were lower and torn than those in the center. And the neighborhood was rather quiet and only a few people walking in the streets. 

It took us about 10 minutes to walk from the bus stop. The soup kitchen was inside a colorful building. Inside the soup kitchen, we worked with other local volunteers to prepare food for people in need. The tasks we took were rather simple, such as peeling for the carrots. They were not difficult but still challenging in the way that you are supposed to do it quick – don’t forget the amount of food you have to prepare!

To be frank, as a communications volunteer, the work itself in a soup kitchen was not really interesting to me. But when you see people receiving the food, you see your contribution to the community, and you know you are doing right – no matter how insignificant your contribution may be.

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