It's January again, and that is March of Dimes month. You may be getting a knock on your door and a volunteer asking for donations for this worthy charity. The March of Dimes supports people with disabilities by assisting them to live independent lives. They have a program that offers custom-built solutions and modifications for everyday challenges at home. They assist people with polio and stroke recovery. They provide employment services to help overcome employment barriers and prepare for a return to the workplace after a serious illness or injury. This is only a partial list the wonderful services they provide.
This organization began during the polio outbreaks of the 1940's and 50's with concerned Mom's going door-to door collecting dimes, and that is how the name came to be. We appreciate any donation, large or small, that you can make. i have been the area captain for a part of Nottawa for the past few years, and want to thank the volunteers that continue to participate year after year.
January can be a very unfriendly time to be outdoors. Please remember, if you get a knock on your door, that these are people who are giving of their time to trudge through the snow and ice and cold. Even if you cannot make a donation this year, please treat them with respect and a smile. They deserve it.