By Michael Doherty

Helping people makes me smile, and E3 changes my perspective on volunteering.

I was impressed by how people took time to give back through events such as Raking a Difference, Crayons for Cancer, the Nicholas Pedone Basketball Shootout and Football Turkey Bowl, Pondo-thon for Hunger, and others. We raised a ton of money and a sense of giving back.

I like how people were thankful and smiling.  As a Teacher-for-a-Day, I was able to participate in lessons and talk to kids about what they were learning, such as math and social studies. Volunteering is important because we are good role models, and we are showing the children that they should participate and help their community.

We are grateful for what we have here at North Shore. And, we want to show others our passion on how we strive to better the community, Long Island, America, the world…and the universe?