Volunteer Spotlight: Sue L.
Posted Feb 23, 2018 by Jacquie Robison
As a 100% volunteer-supported nonprofit, WAWOS depends on the skills of incredible people to grow our organization and share our mission.
Our flagship program is WAWOS Wear; beautiful walker capes that are donated to pediatric rehab facilities, hospitals and groups that serve children with CP and related neurodevelopmental challenges. It is supported by a group of sewing enthusiasts who donate their time and talent to create these dynamic capes. The commitment of these WAWOS Guild members makes it possible to expand our reach and touch more lives.
Meet Sue, from East Aurora, NY and a member of the WAWOS Guild.
We asked her a few engaging and fun questions to get to know her a little better.
1. What attracted you to being involved with WAWOS?
A. I am a big fan of pursuits of passion - and initiatives that have a positive impact. I like that WAWOS wants to change social interactions with people who happen to have CP and other physical differences. We are all working on something. I'm glad Jacquie is working on WAWOS.
2. What is something you're really good at?
A. Crossword puzzles. Facetime. Christmas
3. Will you share something you're working on?
A. Now that I'm retired I'm working on more ways to ensure I'm helping leave the world a little better off than when I got here.
4. The Olympics are in full swing. If you could make any activity an Olympic sport, what would you win a medal for?
A. Being a nana. There are a lot of great nanas. I'm assuming my granddaughter is the medal judge for this one.
5. What's little luxury you couldn't live without? (it doesn't have to be extravagant, just something that makes you feel spoiled)
A. The snowplow in Winter. The daffodils in Spring. A screened-in porch in the Summer. The crinkle of leaves in the Fall.
6. What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
A. Written thank you notes and cards.
7. If everyone has a book in them, what would yours be about?
A. Hmmmm. Not sure yet. But it will be a great one to read curled up by the fire on a cold night.
8. What is something your friends would consider 'so Sue'?
A. Ironed sheets.
9. At WAWOS we believe that showing kindness and promoting inclusion for everyone is so important. What small act of kindness has made your day better recently?
A. The Saturday Farmers Market in our town is filled with small acts of kindness and community catch-ups. It's lovely.