February 2017 Volunteer Spotlight: Sabrina Blanton-Rich

untitled-3Dedicated to the service of others, Sabrina Blanton-Rich has been described by fellow volunteers as both passionate and incredibly hardworking. Since joining Boston Cares in June 2016, Sabrina has already contributed over 320 hours of service. When nominating Sabrina one volunteer wrote, “Sabrina has never failed to amaze me with her passion, dedication and love for the guests we serve and fellow volunteers. She always goes above and beyond to get the job done. She brings in that extra ray of sunshine in every project she goes to.”

Share the Love with Basic Needs Projects

Q: Why did you choose to serve at basic needs projects such as The Women’s Lunch Place, Daily Table, St. Francis House or the Red Cross?

I enjoy working with people directly. At projects such as The Women’s Lunch Place, I actually get to spend time with the people I’m helping.

Q: What has been the most meaningful part of your service as a volunteer at any of these sites?

I enjoy talking to and getting to know guests, the feeling of contributing to a community that I care for deeply, and the opportunity to build friendships with the wonderful volunteers and staff I work alongside.

Q: Why do you volunteer?

I like to help people and to try to make a difference in their lives. I also like the sense of community that volunteering offers you.

Q: Why do you think others should volunteer at Boston Cares’ basic needs projects?

You really get to see the difference you make with your work. You become a part of their community.

Q: What’s on your Boston bucket-list (anything in Boston you want to do but haven’t yet)?

Museum of Fine Arts.

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About Boston Cares’ Basic Needs Projects

Boston Cares partners with area shelters, food pantries, community farms and goods banks to ensure that 60,000 struggling individuals, families and veterans receive their basic daily needs with respect and dignity. Our volunteers serve in a variety of positions. Volunteers come together to sort food and pack emergency groceries, prepare meals in shelters and day centers, inspect and bundle donated clothing and household goods, and build beds for homeless children.

Annually, Boston Cares volunteers serving at meal preparation projects, such as The Women’s Lunch Place, help make over 550,000 meals possible.

Interested in getting involved? Learn more about Boston Cares’ Impact Areas HERE