Liberty Lutheran greatly appreciates the work and dedication of volunteers each and every day, and this week we are especially grateful. At Liberty Lutheran family of services, the word volunteer means so much more than simply serving others. As our volunteers selflessly dedicate their time to serving residents and families throughout our communities, the experience of giving back opens their eyes and their hearts to the extraordinary power of kindness and compassion that motivates us all.
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”Winston Churchill
For Chris Leauby, volunteering at Artman has been a deeply impactful experience for both him and the community. Holding a special place in his heart, Artman was home to Chris’s mother for two and a half years. He enjoyed spending time with his mother at Artman, and he will always remember the compassionate care she received from staff.
“It made me feel so comforted to know that when I wasn’t there, they were. And that they were engaging with her and trying to make her feel as happy as she could feel at the point in her life.”
Chris’s mother passed away in late March and while he is forever grateful for the care and support Artman gave to him and his family, Liberty Lutheran is equally grateful for his dedication and volunteer work that largely benefits the Artman community in so many ways.
Joining the Artman Golf Committee
Chris’s volunteer work for Artman began as he spent more time there visiting his mother. He learned about the Artman Golf Committee and was very excited to get involved. Chris enjoys his meetings with the Golf Committee as they plan fundraising events year-round for the community at Artman.
“It’s really a great group of people. There’s a nice mix of Artman staff as well as residents’ families. Some people from my church, The Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, are involved as well,” Chris says, describing the kind-hearted people who make up the Golf Committee as well as his shared connections.
The Committee’s volunteer efforts are certainly gearing up as they prepare for one of their largest events happening this spring. This year, the 35th Annual Artman Golf Outing takes place on May 20th at the beautiful, championship caliber golf course at Bluestone Country Club where all proceeds will benefit the Artman Benevolent Care Fund. Already helping to organize fundraising events leading up to this occasion, like the first-ever Artman Designer Handbag Bingo, as well as dining experiences at local restaurants, it is volunteers like Chris as well as many others who are an essential part of what makes fundraising events like this so successful year after year.
Volunteers Put the Fun in Fundraising
In addition to their preparation for the Golf Outing, Chris and The Committee are working to plan a fun-filled “Painting with a Twist” this summer, where attendees will get to fully express their creativity on canvas. Outside of the Golf Committee, Chris enjoys volunteering with a few friends musically by delivering happiness to residents at Artman through song.
The support from volunteers like Chris is vital to the residents, families, and staff throughout Liberty Lutheran’s family of services. We appreciate our volunteers who not only define what it means to selflessly serve others, but who go above and beyond to support our mission every day.