"We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

The beginning of a new year is a time for reflections and resolutions. If your resolution is to make a difference in 2012, Speedway Children's Charities can give you that opportunity. We are now signing up volunteers for our 2012 events.

As a volunteer for SCC, your impact will be greater than you realize because your work is part of a larger outreach throughout the Charlotte area. In 2011, SCC had the opportunity to support 57 local children's charities. Here is an example of the impact your support will make:

A kindergarten student named Alyssa participated in a Helping the Hurt support group last fall following the sudden and tragic death of her mother.  Alyssa’s father had never been involved in her life and this five-year-old child was overwhelmed with feelings of grief and loss. 

Every Tuesday, just after lunch, Alyssa approached her teacher and announced, "Miss Amber, it’s time for my grace group."  For the first several weeks, Miss Amber attempted to correct her saying, “...it’s your grief group, not your grace group.”  However, Alyssa insisted on calling it her “grace group”.

Every Tuesday, for eight weeks, Alyssa was the first to arrive for the group and fully participated in every activity.  Instead of anger, resentment and hopelessness, this little girl learned to work through her grief with hope, dignity and grace.

If you are interested, we are signing up volunteers for our 2012 events! Be here to make a difference in your community. Volunteering with SCC gives you the opportunity to improve a life and make a difference. To sign up to volunteer, register at http://charlotte.speedwaycharities.org/volunteer/.

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