By Leacy Burton
November is National Gratitude Month and with so many holidays around the corner, we can’t help but share our appreciation for all the love and support shown by our stakeholders.
Without the generosity of our PM members, volunteers, alumni, donors and residents of the Alachua County community, we would not be able to make a real impact for elementary school students.
Copywriter Coordinator Leacy Burton shares why she is thankful to be part of Project Makeover:
“Project Makeover is a niche organization for the University of Florida’s students and Alachua County community members to be part of. PM goes well beyond a weekend renovation, it’s the idea that a group of people can come together for equal opportunity and help create learning spaces for children that will forever impact their lives,” she said. “I am truly thankful for Project Makeover because it has given me the chance to reflect on the opportunities I had while in elementary school and take action on how to make that happen for everyone. PM is a positive organization that will give you life-long friends.”
As we prepare for the holidays, dive into finals, wrap up the end of a quarter and get ready for a new year, let’s take time to cherish nonprofit organizations in the community and the people who support them. We show extended gratitude to all of those who have helped us get to where we are today.
Gainesville resident Rowan Cass expresses her gratitude for Project Makeover:
“I’ve grown in up in Gainesville my whole life, so I have gotten to see the changes in our school systems over the years. You can truly see the happiness Project Makeover brings to the community and elementary school students,” she said. “I loved it so much that in 2019 I volunteered at the Makeover Weekend event. It was such a fun experience; I highly recommend it. I am thankful for organizations like Project Makeover because they help support underrepresented groups, like elementary school students’ education.”