CONNECT TO...PASSOVER

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It's Passover already? How time flies. As I tried to think of a catchy theme to write about for this post, exploring some new angle, I was stuck. I decided to Google "Passover" for inspiration and saw this definition:
 
"The Jewish people celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus...in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt."
 
That's a pretty basic definition, so I was inspired to just come back to the basics and ask you, my fellow volunteers, to consider what this holiday is all about:
 
Adversity
Slavery
Leadership
Opportunity
Faith
Community
Action
Freedom
Journey
Celebration
 
I believe that Engage and what we do as volunteers is so relatable to Passover. We seek out those facing adversity and such significant challenges that they cannot enjoy the same freedoms as others. We provide strong leadership, create opportunities, and take decisive action to help free them from these challenges. I feel this is in turn liberating to Engage volunteers who play a valuable role in making a difference. Isn't it liberating when you have the power to do somethingeven a small act of kindnessand it has a great impact on someone else? 
 
We've been building our Engage community so that we may impact the larger community. By undertaking the commitment to help others, we've embarked on a journey to create a better world for them. 
 
This is something to celebrate. 
 
Stay tuned for next week's post, which gives a relevant example of how our efforts help a community in need.
 
On behalf of the entire Engage Communications Team, I wish a happy, healthy, and meaningful Passover to you and yours.