In this month's volunteer feature, we sit down for a Q&A with Jen Smiley, Co-Chair of our upcoming Cork Fork Support Wine Tasting fundraiser!
How long have you been involved with NWHH?
I attended the Fashion Show in spring of 2016. The women in the fashion show were so courageous and appreciative of NWH&H, I knew I had to get involved.
What got you involved/keeps you involved?
My good friend Jennifer Price was already involved with the fall fundraiser, Cork Fork Support, so I volunteered to help her by co-chairing. I've been co-chairing this event ever since.
What are you most excited about for the future of NWHH? This will be my third year co-chairing the Cork Fork Support fall fundraiser and I think it will be better than ever! We're very lucky to be back at Melrose Market on Thursday, November 7 and we have an even longer list of wonderful wineries, distilleries and breweries joining us for the event. It will be a lot of fun!
What would you tell someone about getting involved in volunteering with us?
This organization helps local women when they are going through a tremendous life challenge. I appreciate that there are organizations like NWH&H who help our local community, especially when they need it most. There are so many ways volunteers can make a positive impact with NWH&H, whether you have a few hours or few weeks to help us. There's no way we could continue to have such fun and successful fundraising events without the help of our volunteer teams.
Is there something you're most proud of in your volunteerism with NWHH? I am grateful to be part of such an impactful organization and I hope we'll have even more attendees at this year's Cork Fork Support.