Our volunteers are constantly Sharing the Love, whether it’s February or not. They share the love by being present each week for our students, by giving a high five when a math worksheet is completed or just by hearing what our kids have to say each night. During the month of February, we ask our volunteers to go one step further by engaging their network of friends and family in asking them to donate to School on Wheels.
This year, we have a lot of wonderful volunteers involved. Here are the reasons why our volunteers are sharing the love – in their own words!
I love to support School on Wheels in any way possible. Seeing what School on Wheels is all about and the difference it makes in the lives of so many drives my desire to do more than volunteer. I have friends and family ask all the time how they can help when I talk to them about tutoring so this gives them that chance. I want any others to know about the program and be able to help in ways other than tutoring. I am blessed to be surrounded by so many caring people that it would be selfish not to Share their Love! – Ryan Snider, Salvation Army tutor
My reason for supporting School on Wheels is very simple and deeply personal. As a child, I lived through poverty, domestic violence and home instability. Through the help and support of mentors, family, and teachers, I was able to be successful in achieving my goals, and those lessons stay with me to this day. As an adult, it’s very important for me to pay it forward and serve the child I once was, and School on Wheels gives me an ability to do just that! – Kristin Lawson, Coburn Place tutor
For me, the tutoring hour flies by and almost doesn’t feel like enough. If I can support the on-going efforts of School on Wheels to help ensure this program continues, then that is what I’ll do. The kids at Salvation Army are great and there is nothing better than helping them grasp a concept and see the lightbulb go on!
– Sarah Frey, Salvation Army tutor
I tutor because it feels good to help children develop a healthy attitude toward education despite their circumstances, but it is also important to raise awareness on the issue. So many people do not know or understand the impact poverty and homelessness have on a child’s future. That is why I #ShareTheLoveIndy, advocating for School on Wheels outside of my tutoring sessions. Volunteering my time is great, but there is also a need for funding, supplies and awareness. I only need to inspire one person to act in order to feel my efforts have been a success. – Shelly Hansen, Dayspring Center tutor
A huge thank you to ALL of our tutors, donors and supporters who have supported the campaign so far!