Thursday, April 8, 2010

Partners and Volunteers

Each day upon the earth that we are here
We need to recognize and celebrate each and every volunteer.

Those wonderful partners we must say
Who dedicate their time and energy without a thought of pay.

Volunteerism has many looks
From helping in classrooms, to reading books
To helping out in any way
From chaperoning trips to assisting with field day.

They see a job to be done without being asked
Their enthusiasm visible, it cannot be masked
They work tirelessly, each and everyone
As situations arise…they know what needs to be done.

We thank parent volunteers with one accord
But let’s not forget the members of the School Board

Who move our schools forward without any pay
To make children’s lives brighter each and every day.

And many of the employees who volunteer
To go above and beyond each and every year
Not ruled by the clock nor monetary ends

Putting in extra time on evenings and weekends.
And our businesses and community helpers who give of their time
And ask for nothing, not even a dime.

We are all volunteers at one time or another
United for our children, every sister and brother.

So in a world growing smaller and in many ways cold
Let our mission in our great country be told
That we will continue to support and give cheers
To all who help our children as dedicated partners and volunteers.

J. Michael Coyne

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