Popcorn Days Team Captains Make a Difference

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Popcorn1webOur Annual Popcorn Days would not be possible without the number of volunteers that help us make it successful! Our Team Captains in particular are a vital part of this fundraiser who help identify volunteers, manage volunteer sites and work alongside the Lambs Farm Development team for the event weekend.

Frances Dellutri is one of these Team Captains, who has volunteered her time since the very first Popcorn Days six years ago!

Frances, why do you choose to be a Team Captain each year?

I have a wonderful sister who has been a Participant at Lambs Farm for 30+ years and she is so proud of her accomplishments and independence. I thought the idea of Popcorn Days was a great way to yes, raise money for Lambs, but also it would give me an opportunity to chat with people about the great things that Lambs has done and to raise community awareness of a unique program, surpassed by none in my opinion.

Why should others be involved as Team Captains?

By being a Captain you have the ability to actively work toward getting the community involved in the support of Lambs Farm. I think this is really important. Lambs is a great facility at which people with development disabilities can live and work productively, but most of all it allows them to be a vibrant part of today’s world.

In order for Popcorn Days to be more successful, additional Captains and volunteers are needed to cover a wider geographical area. You can even Captain from home if you have a limitation – there are many creative ways to Captain!

What are some highlights from past Popcorn Days?

I’ve had the privilege to work with many volunteers who were so engaged, selfless, and excited to make a difference for Lambs Farm. I remember the lady with $100, who said she wished she had more to give, the folks that had a very tight financial situation diving into their bags for loose change with a huge smile, and the many happy stories of people working at Lambs, visiting Lambs, or having a loved one nurtured at Lambs. Those things really keep you going! I look forward to Popcorn Days each year!

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Popcorn Days is an easy way for Lambs Farm to raise much needed funds to support our programming that enriches the lives of the men and women we serve. Please consider being a volunteer or a volunteer Captain for the 2015 Popcorn Days on May 1 and 2. For more information please contact Elaine Zielinski at 847.990.3865.

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