HELLO WORLD! My name is Lenny “Lend-a-Hand” and I am the newest member of the HandsOn Twin Cities team! I CAN’T WAIT to share all of the stories from my adventures with you!
As you may know, I made my formal debut at the 6th Annual HandsOn Twin Cities Volunteer Expo at Mall of America last month, and boy, was it a FUN time! I got to do so many things…
First, I visited the HandsOn Twin Cities Get HandsOn booth and signed up for the Get HandsOn Challenge! I’m excited to be a part of their national volunteer mobilization campaign! (Who wouldn’t, right?) They even gave me a FREE water bottle! Woohoo!
Then I made my way around the ENTIRE first floor of the Mall of America and visited some of the great nonprofits that were there. That place is HUGE (especially to a first-timer like me)!
I was excited to see all of the volunteer opportunities from the Wildcat Sanctuary! But I was sure glad that they only had pictures of the Wildcats…
Another nonprofit that I visited was Can do Canines! Now, those were live animals that I was excited to see…minus the drool
In between my visits with the nonprofits, I did some ‘speed volunteering’ of course!
I was really great at making cranes for the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota to raise awareness of the 10,000 Minnesotans living with brain injuries.
I also stopped by the Microsoft store to “Experience the Possibilities,” which were ENDLESS, might I add! After doing some more speed volunteering of decorating lunch bags and birthday cards for families served by Meals on Wheels and Doing Good Together, I played a little game of XBOX Kinect Dance Central and got to do some serious movin’ and groovin’!
Then I headed back to the Best Buy Rotunda…
And GUESS WHAT?!!
I got to meet Governor Mark Dayton! What a ‘fella! Isn’t this a great picture of him and I with HOTC staff JoAnn and Liz?
Whew! What a day that was, I’m getting tired just thinking about it…
Until next time!