by Angela Malizia
Meet Paula, she has been a force of compassion & motivation for BH projects since she joined BH. She brings a playfulness to her work and joy to the people around her. She has lead projects including collections for warm coats and toiletries with amazing success!
1. WHAT WAS YOUR 1ST BH PROJECT?
1st BH Coat Drive 2010
2. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING A BACKYARD HUMANITARIAN?
It feels good to do good! I always wanted to help people but didn't quite know how to begin. When I participated my 1st project, the BH Coat Drive, I realized that I was also in need. I was able to have an impact on someone's life and they in turn impacted mine. I became less materialistic. I felt more accomplished. I became an agent of change. After recruiting friends, co-workers, and people I had just met - I felt more proud. Not only have I reconnected with old friends, I have gained some new, life-long friends. I've also been able to have my family volunteer and instill these values into the children.
3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOBBY?
4. IN A WORD, WHAT DOES BACKYARD HUMANITARIAN MEAN TO YOU?