by Gabby LaPore
Cap Corps 2014-2015
The other day, I kept trying to think of something big that has happened so far that would be obviously recognized as a success, but had no luck. I went to work that day, and it was one crazy thing after another. I was needed in three different classrooms that day and was going crazy trying to track down kids and sneak them out of classes to have them contribute to their teachers’ surprise teacher appreciation gifts for Catholic Schools Week.
The Many Faces & One Golden Smile:
Thanks, Fr. Bill!!
I asked the Cap Corps Volunteers to share stories and pictures. I've received tributes from the first group in 1993 all the way to the group that just ended their year in July, 2014.
Here are their words about the dear man and the devoted friar that Cap Corps will so fondly remember for years to come . . .
Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps
The following article appeared online for the National Catholic Reporter. It is reproduced here with the acknowledgement of its copyright protection.
Br. Brian Stacy, OFM Cap., and Nick Despotidis
recently took part in a college fair at Gonzaga University to expose students
to our Cap Corps Volunteers.
"Volunteers bring vitality"
by Denise Simeone
January 15, 2014
(reprinted with permission)
What organization in its right mind wouldn't love to add excitement, energy and inspiration to its work and its mission? What would it be like to have people who contribute time, experience, passion and energy to your goals and dreams? Invite some volunteers to join you and they will do all that by bringing ideas, commitment and vitality along with service. That's what volunteers have done for us . . . .