As has become tradition with the CALL Community Service Committee, this February we collected donations to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the February Business Meeting, we collected several grocery bags of food donations and $203 in cash donations. Combined with the generous donations made through our virtual food drive, CALL members gave a total of $576.58. Why such an usual total? The food bank’s Virtual Food Drive provided an opportunity for donors to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, protein, and dairy for the food depository to distribute through its large network of agency partners throughout the city. Donors were able to purchase items such as a case of canned tuna ($23.48), a case of 9 gallons of milk ($13.64), or 50 lbs. of carrots ($26.50). Continue reading CALL Community Service Committee Benefits the Greater Chicago Food Depository
Ever seen the CALL mentorship form and thought that would be interesting, I would love to talk shop with a newer member of the profession, but I am not nearly old/experienced/senior enough? They would not want me . . . plus I do not have a ton of time to spend working with someone. It is time to put those myths to rest.
Mentoring does not have to be a lifetime commitment. It is great if that is what happens, but even if all you do is talk to a newer member a few times on the phone, exchange e-mails, and maybe go out for coffee or a quick lunch a couple of times you have still provided a service and made a connection. Continue reading Think You Can’t Be A Mentor? Think Again