"We are put here to help," says Cleopatra Hucks. "We're always supposed to help the ones that are less fortunate than us, and I have been blessed."
Cleopatra is a woman who loves to give back, whether it's through donating or volunteering her time and energy. She's an enthusiastic volunteer who also happens to be the mother of our Volunteer Manager, Torrance Hucks.
She volunteered with our Do More 24 Shoebox party at Tyson's Corner Center in June, and gift-wrapped and decorated shoeboxes filled with personal hygiene and basic needs items. She wrapped each box with care. "I knew that I was making somebody happy," says Cleopatra.
One of the benefits of volunteering with United Way that Cleopatra enjoys most is the chance to meet new people. "While I'm serving someone, I also am meeting people. I love meeting people," she says.
Volunteering with United Way NCA connects Cleopatra to opportunities to do what she loves. For her, "Live United" is not just a slogan; it's a way of life.
"I have a lot of respect for United Way. I think it's a fantastic organization to work for and volunteer with," says Cleopatra. "United Way is an organization that reaches people who really need help. There are so many people who need help and United Way is there."