We are officially entering Summer 2018. Summer is a time to get outside and enjoy the sun! Since today has been rainy, l get to snuggle up with my dogs and of course think about all the things that make me happy. As I’m sitting here reflecting, at the top of my list is Columbus Gives Back. Maybe I’m just feeling sappy today, but my heart is overflowing with CGB love and I want to share some of the reasons why with all of you!

Before I found CGB, or rather before CGB found me, there was so much missing from my life. It’s scary moving to a new city by yourself and trying to find a new group of friends. It’s hard to commit to volunteering when your schedule can be so irregular. (Yay for Columbus Gives Back eventbrite sign-ups!)

Four years ago I randomly met a CGB member at a yoga class (shout out to Sommer Reed!). Like so many of the people I have come to know through CGB, she was kind and welcoming. She invited me along to a CGB happy hour for the following week, and now 4 years later I am happy to say that I am blessed to continue to be part of the Columbus Gives Back community.

I have seen selflessness as the CGB board members put in countless hours to keep the organization running. I have seen members jump in to help when other organizations are in need. I feel so honored to be part of such a wonderful group of people, and I can’t wait to meet more of you at some of our upcoming events this June! If you’re looking for some fun and rewarding activities to kick off this summer with a fabulous group of people check out our website and I’ll see you there!

Much love,

Gwen Burkey
Event Leader
Columbus Gives Back