Katherine von Haefen is a long-time United Way Greater Houston staff person. She was at United Way when I was in high school, and she was in charge of the Kids Way Program then. Kids Way was most definitely the thing that taught me to love volunteering in high school, and really instilled in me the idea of lifelong volunteerism. Fast forward to today, and Katherine’s high school aged daughter, Alison, volunteered for Camp Buckaroo for the first time this summer. Alison had a wonderful time and is now thinking about making working with people with disabilities her career, as many of our amazing teen volunteers do. She’s already reached back out to Kenzie Richard, Easter Seals Camp Program Coordinator, to ask about volunteering during the school year! It’s neat to think that Katherine was around when I discovered my love for volunteering, and now I’m around when her daughter’s making the same discovery – totally coming full circle.
Christine Ellery, Program Director Easter Seals Greater Houston.
*Easter Seals Greater Houston is proud to have been a partner of United Way GH since the days of it being called The Community Chest… a very long time! UWGH has enabled ESGH to serve so many more clients – thousands and thousands – through their and their donors support allowing us to ensure family stability, create growth, independence, and more.