The time, skills and energy that our volunteers provide are invaluable to us and to those we serve. In 2019, our audio volunteers logged 1,756 hours, and our braille volunteers, 4,440 hours. That’s a total of 6,196 hours! While we don’t think about our volunteers’ service in terms of dollars and cents until it’s time for our annual financial review, the Independent Sector (www.independentsector.org) calculated a value of $25.43 per volunteer hour for 2019. For ABLE, that comes to an amazing $157,564.28 worth of donated time in 2019. We can’t possibly thank each and every one of our volunteers enough.
Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. –Mary Schmich