…we didn’t have much when I was a kid, but I had a happy and loving family, and that is what matters. So helping those less fortunate gives me the feeling that I can make a difference. And I want to continue to that here in the Mac.As an active Habs fan on twitter, she wound up making friends in far off places and became close friends with some like-minded Canadians. She wound up getting to know some of them in person, eventually befriending and falling in love with her boyfriend. “Nobody knew back then, but I would end up in the north of Canada, where bears and coyotes run around the woods around town, and it snows from October ‘til April!” Ivka, as she is known to her friends, remarked.“But… life has many surprises for us, right?” Ivka, like many new skilled volunteers in our community, hopes to find a way to leverage her professional talents to make an impact on our community:
It would be great if I could use some of my auditing knowledge, as I don’t mind helping out with paper work. I come from a different country- that means I have work restrictions (for now)- but volunteering is an amazing way of becoming part of something big, and the feeling you get afterwards is priceless. I simply want to help, and if I can make one person – or doggie – happy, that fulfills me.