A Night of Celebration and Gratitude!

And you earned it!

What a wonderful turnout we had last Wednesday at Homeport's Volunteer Appreciation Event. Over 40 volunteers joined us as we celebrated the close of yet another successful year of volunteer efforts. And what a year it was! In 2013, over 400 volunteers gave 8,200 hours of time, valued at nearly $210,000.

Nineteen volunteers qualified to receive the prestigious President's Volunteer Service Award, an honor bestowed on only those volunteers who have committed over 100 hours of service in a year-long period. And  the 2014 Service in Numbers Awards were presented  to two outstanding and committed groups: Starbucks and Capital University's Kids of Character Program. The Service in Numbers Awards recognized organizations who pulled together the efforts of a large number of volunteers and spent significant time preparing for and managing successful volunteer projects. Volunteers mingled and chatted about projects they worked, took in Anna Gsanger's exhibit at the Homeport Gallery while enjoying some seriously delicious treats from Swoop Food Truck and Crepes A La Carte. A great night was had by all!

Homeport cannot thank each volunteer enough! Without each person who contributes their time and talents, we would not be able to reach around 15,000 people each year. Children, families and seniors in Central Ohio have better lives because of you. Thank you!