A past Celebration Dinner - Photo courtesy of Eagle Wings

A past Celebration Dinner - Photo courtesy of Eagle Wings

Step out of your comfort zone to give – and gain – something special this season

Getting uncomfortable can provide opportunities for personal growth

Establishing a routine can be great but getting too attached to it can make life boring and stagnant. Stepping out of our comfort zone can both shake up that day-to-day routine and provide opportunities for growth.

Often, volunteers with Eagle Wings disAbility Ministries gain exposure to people who are labeled as “different” only to discover that we’re much more alike than we realize. After all, “different” is often a great thing!

Eagle Wings serves people with developmental disAbilities, who throughout the pandemic suffered greater isolation than many in the community. Without the opportunity to plan small get-togethers for themselves, and lacking independent transportation, many had few outside resources available.

Post-pandemic, Eagle Wings, like many volunteer-based organizations, is greatly in need of new volunteers and is calling for new recruits for a variety of positions to help with their annual Celebration Dinners.

An opportunity for everyone involved, the Celebration Dinner typically host more than 200 adults with intellectual challenges, providing an opportunity to provide hope, make a friend, and perhaps gain a change in perspective.

Celebration Dinners are a win-win for all involved – people needing a friend enjoy time away from their adult family homes and the chance to make new connections, while volunteers have an opportunity to extend love and generosity, and leave with a greater appreciation for life’s gifts.

Celebration Dinners provide an opportunity for everyone to step out of their comfort zones and make amazing, life long connections. - Photo courtesy of Eagle Wings

Celebration Dinners provide an opportunity for everyone to step out of their comfort zones and make amazing, life long connections. - Photo courtesy of Eagle Wings

Organizers, photographers and cooks … there’s a volunteer opportunity for everyone! And by volunteering with adults with special needs, you’re opening yourself to the gifts they offer, including fun, encouragement, peace, joy, conversation and extending to another human being the gift of being seen and heard…simply by serving once a year.

If you’re able to volunteer more consistently, Eagle Wings is also in need of people to help in their office with filing, data entry and folding newsletters and invitations. Many hands together make light work!

Volunteers at Eagle Wings - Photo courtesy of Eagle Wings

Volunteers at Eagle Wings - Photo courtesy of Eagle Wings

Eagle Wings is proudly supported by Protocol Plumbing and Larry’s Plumbing & Supply.

For more information on Eagle Wings Ministries and how you can volunteer, email coordinator.eaglewings@gmail.com Donate today at eaglewingsministries.org/giving/

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Eagle Wings is proudly supported by Protocol Plumbing and Larry’s Plumbing & Supply.

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