Sometimes you have to go a bit farther outside the box.
by Nancy Turnage, VRPS Central Office
Call Facebook what you will - to some it's a lifesaver, to some it's a distraction, and still others are indifferent. But, without a doubt, it offers a wealth of information. How that information is managed, is up to the user. For me, it is a valuable tool in composing article blocks for the weekly E-Update member e-blast that arrives each Wednesday afternoon in the inboxes of our members.
And, it's also a snapshot into the Park & Rec windows of member organizations - Agencies, Commercial entities, Colleges and Universities. If VRPS hasn't "Liked" or "Follwed" you yet, we want to and will.
This week, Danville Parks and Recreation posted a link to the Colgate "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" dental program. Colgate's Mobile Dental Van is going to be making a stop at and playing a role in Danville's "Imagine Children's Festival" on October 6. Not by fluke, assuredly, is the van coming by. Someone initiated the van visit inquiry that eventually led to putting Danville on the schedule. Consequently, you can do it too.
Does your community have need? What other ways have you gone beyond your job description or your agency's mission statement in order to serve the greater good? By what means have you used Parks and Recreation as the vehicle to extend your reach and improve lives?