07 Sep Volunteer Spotlight: Nita Frost
Nita Frost has been chosen as this month’s Volunteer Spotlight for her amazing volunteer efforts! For Nita, it all started when she was a teenager. She learned at an early age that it is important to help your friends, neighbors, and people who are in need. When she was younger, she volunteered through organizations like church and 4-H. Into her adult years she continued with programs like Easter Seals, Heart Association, PTA, Welcome Wagon. Nita finds her passion in working with causes that help women and children. These causes are what brought her to work with Assistance League of Omaha!
She began to volunteer with the Assistance League of Omaha six years ago through a friend invitation. One of her first memories was with Operation School Bell where she helped children pick out school clothing. She was inspired, “seeing the excitement on their faces as they chose clothes they wanted to wear to school. Some children had never been to a department store before. They were amazed at the variety of new clothes they could choose from”.
Another experience that changed her life was through her work with the League’s Assault Survivor Kits Program. She learned of a story about a woman who had been assaulted – her clothes had to be taken as evidence, which left her with nothing to wear home but the hospital gown. She was given an Assault Survivor Kit made by Assistance League of Omaha, which included new underwear, pants, and a shirt, “This lady was so appreciative that she was able to go home with dignity in new [clothing]”.
Operation School Bell and the Assault Survivor Kit Programs are just two of the seven different philanthropic programs the League puts on. All of the programs are managed and staffed solely by volunteers! The Assistance League, being a nonprofit, is only able to fund its programs through purchases through the thrift shop or tickets for their Christmas Caravan – which will be held on November 3rd this year. Therefore, the more purchases through these two programs, the more people that are impacted all over Omaha!
Through it all, Nita thinks everyone should give back because of the full circle experience volunteering provides. Not only could you “enjoy meeting people from all walks of life, create new friendships, and work for a worthy cause, [You will] also feel good about yourself when you help others in any way”.
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