How did you first get involved with because I said I would?
I first heard of because I said I would after seeing a viral video. When Alex and the team hosted the ONE event in Columbus, I attended with my oldest son and was a strong supporter ever since that day. The idea of volunteering with a like-minded group of people and being held accountable, spoke to the kind of world I want my boys to grow up in. Because of this I decided to join the Leadership team.
What do you love most about being Columbus’ Chapter Leader?
I love the day of our Unified Promises. Seeing the hard work from the month before and our member’s happiness at being a part of the group combined with the recipient’s face.
What has been your favorite Unified Promise so far?
Building bikes for a local foster care group, by far. At times it was a bit of a logistical nightmare but the day of made every second worth it. It was the best few hours I’ve had in a long time.
If you had to say, what is your most memorable moment as a because I said I would volunteer/member?
While picking up the bikes for the April UP at our local Walmart, I was stopped by a gentleman in a passing car who inquired to what I was doing with 9 bikes. We chatted for a few moments and he shared that he was in foster care in his youth and that no one did anything like this for him. He said it warmed his heart to see that someone cared. Seeing that what we do makes a difference outside of those directly benefitting gave me a new appreciation for what our group accomplishes.
If you could wave a magic wand and have one thing for your Chapter to make your job easier, what would it be?
I have it now 🙂 Leadership team!
What is an interesting/fun fact that most people would not know about you?
2 things: I do not like chocolate and I do not know how to burp.
Find a Chapter Near You
Because I said I would has five Chapters throughout the United States: Cleveland – OH, Columbus – OH, Akron – OH, Long Island – NY, and Denver – CO. The world is in need. Membership in a because I said I would Chapter provides opportunities to make an impact where you live, work or play. Join a chapter today or apply to start your own!