July 12, 2016
Written by Sara Blackburn, United Way Intern
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is fortunate to have volunteers who care deeply about their community, giving effortlessly and tirelessly of their time and talents to make a positive impact. Winifred Henry from Milwaukee is a great example of one those people.
She is a dedicated volunteer for Hopkins-Lloyd Community School in Milwaukee. Winifred’s five children all attend Hopkins-Lloyd and she is very involved with helping both inside and outside the classroom. She is also a member of the Hopkins-Lloyd Wellness Team. She attends almost every sporting event to cheer on all Hopkins-Lloyd students, regardless of whether or not her children are even playing the activity.
She says her experience giving back has allowed her to open up to people, and also understand the importance of lending a hand to someone. “I have had my fair share of assistance from others so I know how important volunteering is, I’m glad I can help out” she said. Winifred says children in our community need more adult role models to work together to create peace and structure. She encourages every parent she comes into contact with to volunteer their time in their child’s classroom.
Winifred’s commitment to volunteering is appreciated by all who work with her. “The staff and students love her,” said Glenn Carson, United Way Community School Coordinator for Hopkins-Lloyd. Winifred loves volunteering at the school not only because it helps the staff but it has helped her personally. “I have grown and developed many skills I didn’t know I was capable of. This experience has been so rewarding” she said.
About the Blogger
Sara Blackburn is the Brand Journalist Intern at United Way and a graduate student at Arizona State University. Sara enjoys writing stories of the programs and people making a positive impact on our community.