Opportunity? Pass it on! #12daysforgood

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12 days for good opportunity

Day 2 of 12 Days for Good is all about opportunity. Think about the many opportunities you’ve had: growing up in a safe environment, being supported in your education, meeting people you developed warm and lasting relationships with…  today is the day to pay it forward. See how you can give someone else an opportunity today by visiting one of our community partners: Extend-a-Family Waterloo Region, Project READ, YWCA of Cambridge and the YWCA of Kitchener-Waterloo, and Waterloo Region Child & Youth Connection. Find opportunities where you volunteer. Learn about the many new opportunities just waiting for you in Waterloo Region…

Today, Kelly McManus, Senior Director of Community Relations at University of Waterloo, will share her take on opportunity.

The Opportunity to do what you lovekelly mcmanus

I’m grateful that my jobs have never just felt like jobs.  Making a difference in my community AND a paycheque – how awesome is that?!  Over the years, I’ve worked with amazing volunteers, donors, service providers and elected officials to mobilize time, treasure and talent.  The common goal?  Simply, to build a strong community for everyone.  I’ve been especially passionate about food security, supports for newcomers, and – as a mom to a super cool eight year old – making sure that all kids get the best possible start in life.

The Opportunity to lead

These days, in my role leading community relations at the University of Waterloo, I get to showcase the ways that our students, faculty and staff make a difference as leaders, volunteers, mentors, and champions for change in our community and across the globe. From volunteerism and philanthropy to research and student initiatives, I’m excited to share some of these examples throughout the 12 Days for Good.

The Opportunity to share the good with family

You’ll also hear about how I’m helping my son to become a do gooder too! This year, we’re working on understanding that the holidays are not just about what he gets under the tree on Christmas morning.  And, this year, after some unexpected changes in our family life, it’s especially important to remind both of us about hope, healing and the power of connection.

Find out more about Kelly and the good she shares on Twitter

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday. << TWEET THIS

You can also read: House of Friendship Encourages Good Deeds via the Waterloo Region Record for ideas on how to share opportunity today.

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