Volunteers of the Month October 2015

Bank of America volunteers

Congratulations to Bank of America, our Volunteers of the Month for October!

We are excited to announce our Bank of America volunteers as our Volunteers of the Month for October! Every month Bank of America employees come and volunteer their time in helping over 100 families receive monthly food assistance through our FOOD Share program. We truly could not make this valuable program happen without their consistent support and want to thank them again for our long term partnership.

How long has Bank of America been volunteering in the FOOD Share program at Many Mansions?
Bank of America has worked with Many Mansions for several years, in many ways ranging from a recent $10,000 grant to our bank employee volunteers donating time to help get the great resources offered by Many Mansions to those who need it most.

What is your organization’s belief about volunteering?
Giving back to the communities where we live and work is in Bank of America’s DNA, dating back to our founder’s roots here in California. We know that life is better when we’re connected to our communities, and this is especially true through volunteerism. It’s one of the most powerful ways we make our expertise more accessible, put a human face on our company and create success that is shared. Just last year, the employees here in the Ventura and Santa Barbara markets recorded nearly 50,000 volunteer hours.

Why do you like to volunteer in this way?
One of the many ways Bank of America positively impacts the community is by partnering with nonprofits that provide basic human services to those in need, ranging from immediate access to healthy meals to emergency shelter to supportive services that help them towards financial stability. As a company, we appreciate how Many Mansions allows those in need access to food, shelter, and social services all at one stop.

If you were telling another possible volunteer why to volunteer at Many Mansions, what would you say?
We know that everyone at some time in their life faces challenges that may threaten their economic stability. By supporting Many Mansions, we can help respond to these needs, and ensure everyone has access to these basic human services. Volunteering with Many Mansions will warm your heart, knowing you are touching people’s lives. Simply put, it’s the right thing to do.