Phyllis Marwah, Volunteer & Co-Founder, Mother’s Choice
Hi! My name is Phyllis Marwah. I’ve actually been a volunteer at Mother’s Choice since 1986 – from the very beginning! There are a few “secret surprises” that as a volunteer you will have when you come to Mother’s Choice. I’d like to share some with you.
The first one is: You always come to Mother’s Choice expecting tragedy. But the surprise is you get to experience and participate in miracles!
The second would be is that you become really aware of your humanity and other people’s humanity! You’re exposed to people and children, and young girls that didn’t have the opportunity that you have in life. And so you become very aware that not everyone has the same privileges as that you have.
The third secret surprise that you will get as a volunteer at Mother’s Choice is that every day you will leave with a sense of fulfillment, that you have made a difference in somebody else’s life.
The other really big surprise that people find is that our capacity to love is much bigger than what we think! We think our love belongs only to our family. But actually, you can love people who are not your family and you can make a difference in their lives by giving them a second chance, by just being there for them.
Mother Teresa says: The problem with humanity is that we build our families too small. We need to expand what we think of as our family. Our community is actually our family!
And so this is a real big secret that volunteers have at Mother’s Choice is that: when you leave every day after being there, you feel just great! And you receive more love than you could ever think that you could give!
We think our love belongs only to our family. But actually, you can love people who are not your family and you can make a difference in their lives by giving them a second chance, by just being there for them.
GET TO KNOW MOTHER’S CHOICE INFO SESSION
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