Hey, you … yeah, you! I heard you’re looking for a good time. Well, let me tell you about the best charitable social club there is… THE WORLD IS FUN! And I can tell you, for sure, it is with these cool kids around!
I started writing with the intent of tell you how great the latest day of volunteering at Treehouse was but I find that I just keep digressing to how much I love TWIF in general! No, really … teenage girl angst heart explody LOVE.
Now, don’t get me wrong - it’s not that there isn’t enough wonderful things to say about how RADtastic Treehouse is and how much fun I had, it’s that I find no matter what I do with TWIF, I am always having fun.
If it’s not BINGO, it’s BRUNCH CLUB, or BUBBLE FUTBOL or OKTOBERFEST! I mean seriously… good ol' fashion shenanigan type fun, people!
This was my first time doing TREEHOUSE WEARHOUSE and it was great! Just by helping sort and tag clothes for a few hours, I feel like I really helped make a difference for at risk youth in my community. The people who work at TREEHOUSE were super friendly and helped make the day seem effortless though we managed to do a lot of GOOD! Did I mention that there was fun music? Fun people? AND I got to see some cool people I had volunteered with before… come on that’s a WIN to the third power!
And because the weekend has another day in it, what better way to fill day two then BRUNCH! This last BRUNCH CLUB was at Hilliard’s Brewery in Ballard… where I was first introduced to TWIF! I couldn’t help but get a little nostalgic and squishy (Squish Squish, Darling) about how much AWESOME I have been able to not only give but also receive. I was lucky enough to happen upon this group of people not so long ago and already they have become some of the best people I’ve ever known and I’m proud to say… my friends! I got in to this to find a way to give back to my community and volunteer on a regular basis… what I never expected to get out of it was friends and a sense of community for me! You get what you give, I guess.
So I guess what I’m saying is, if you want some awesome in your life… come play with us!
-Michelle Haug is a radtastic Volunteer Coordinator with The World Is Fun