|MLK DAY OF SERVICE a great time to use "YOU'D BE PERFECT FOR THIS"|
MLK DAY OF SERVICE a great time to use "You'd Be Perfect For This"
Volunteer-Matching Website Links Community Members to 180 Local Service Opportunities
VENICE, FL (January 16, 2013) – “The time is always right to do what is right,” said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 21, is a national holiday on which many honor the legacy of the civil rights leader through volunteering and service. Because the Presidential Inauguration occurs on the holiday this year, President Barack Obama has encouraged citizens to join him in a day of service on Saturday, January 19. Community members who are inspired to volunteer on Martin Luther King Jr. Day—or any other day of the year—can learn about a variety of local volunteer needs at YoudBePerfectForThis.org.
“Service is the foundation of community,” said Teri A Hansen, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation. “At ‘You’d Be Perfect for This,’ community members can browse until they find a service opportunity that truly engages them. And community groups can use the free site to reach out for the volunteer help they need.” Visitors to YoudBePerfectForThis.org can find information about service opportunities in their community that range from “done in a day” projects to standing weekly commitments.
The volunteer-matching website, which is managed by Gulf Coast Community Foundation, currently lists 180 volunteer opportunities with more than 75 local charities, clubs, and special events. Opportunities featured on the website are available from Boca Grande and northern Charlotte County through Sarasota and Manatee counties.
About You’d Be Perfect For This
“You’d Be Perfect For This” is a website with detailed listings of regional community service needs. The site features volunteer job descriptions posted by local charities, clubs, places of worship, and event organizers. Launched by Gulf Coast Community Foundation in February 2012, You’d Be Perfect for This is the go-to online resource to find meaningful volunteer opportunities from Manatee to Boca Grande.
About Gulf Coast
Together with our donors, Gulf Coast Community Foundation transforms our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast is a public charity that was created in 1995 through the sale of the Venice Hospital. Since then, we have welcomed more than 500 charitable funds established by generous donors and have invested more than $142 million in grants in the areas of health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. Learn more at GulfCoastCF.org.
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