Why Marie Chose to Intern at GFC
- By Marie
I chose to intern at Giving Foundation for Children for many reasons. Before this internship, I had worked with large non-profit organizations and always loved knowing that I was aiding an organization whose main goal was to help improve someone else’s quality of life. Giving Foundation for Children really stuck out to me specifically because of how unique this non-profit organization was from any of the previous non-profit organizations I had volunteered for.
Doing my research on what exactly the Giving Foundation for Children was, I knew that interning for this non-profit was practically everything I was looking for and more in an internship due to the story behind how it was started and what exactly GFC stands for. Knowing that a girl named Madison, at only 7 years old, was able to write a book for a boy who was facing medical problems and raise 10,000 dollars towards his medical bills is something none of the larger non-profit organizations can say sparked their reasoning behind why they do what they do. This non-profit, even though it is smaller, continues to grow every day and shows a prime example of how everyone can make a difference in someone else’s life.
I believe that interning with GFC will not only provide me with experience using many different skills, it will also allow me to finally work for an organization that is not so driven by constantly raising money, but instead tailors its image as a non-profit that wants to do more than just raise money towards a specific cause. GFC wants to share others’ stories to provide a variety of people awareness about special needs. GFC wants to educate children on the subject of special needs. GFC wants to provide support as much as possible. Their mission is unique, and their staff is filled with driven people who strive to do as much as they can for others. This opportunity means much more to me than something I can simply just put on my resume. I see it as something that will not only grow me professionally, but personally, due to the special message GFC is trying to provide others not only in the Tampa Bay area, but on a global scale as well.
- Published on June 18, 2016
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