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In Your Own Words: Marissa

02 Nov

ONE BRICK VOLUNTEER, MARISSA, WAS KIND ENOUGH TO LEAVE THE FOLLOWING REVIEW ON YELP REGARDING HER EXPERIENCE WITH ONEBRICK.

My good friend Katie and I met putting hundreds of condom goody bags together.  Clearly, it was destiny.  Somewhere between me wondering aloud if the same person really would want XL condoms and strawberry flavored ones and her compensating for a lube shortage by stuffing extra “tuxedo” condoms in her packages… I knew this girl was the friend for me.

One Brick is a great organization for those who want to volunteer but don’t want to (or can’t) commit to the same project/organization every week.  I’ve done all sorts of events with them, ranging from serving beer at a festival to hauling books out of storage for a library book sale.  Everything has always been very well organized and all the leaders are volunteers too.

What I like about One Brick is not only getting to be a part of doing “good”, but also meeting some great people.  There is always a social component to every volunteer event, meaning who ever wants to usually goes out all together afterward for food/drinks.  The volunteers range in age, but I’ve found they’re predominantly women in their 20/30’s (yeah, holy-single-guy’s-untapped-gold-mine, you’re tellin’ me).  It’s really a great way to expand your social network and make some new friends, especially since most people seem to do it on their own – it’s not like there are cliques.

Events fill up fast, so look ahead on the calendar (http://www.onebrick.org) and I’d advise you sign up the day an event becomes available for sign-up.

BOTTOM LINE:  A well-organized group & a great way to meet new friends and do some good… at your convenience!

THANK YOU MARISSA FOR YOUR KIND WORDS

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Posted by on November 2, 2009 in Fun-Shine, Your Stories

 

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