Betty's story: when giving is second nature.
Betty is a veteran of giving back to the Regina community. Over the years, she has volunteered with organizations devoted to issues from paramedics to fundraising, and she generously donates to several charities, including Regina Public Library (RPL).
“If I have skills that I can use to help, I will do that,” says Betty, for whom giving back is second nature. Her parents taught her the importance of helping others, and they led by example. “The volunteerism came from my parents,” she says. “They were involved in everything that went on in the community.”
Volunteering is how Betty first started supporting RPL. “One of our granddaughters is dyslexic, and I saw the struggle she went through.” That experience inspired Betty, who decided to help others learn how to read. “But the library found out that I was an accountant. They said, ‘You must be good at math,’ so I ended up tutoring newcomers to help get them ready for their GED.”
These days, Betty volunteers on RPL’s Development Advisory Board and generously donates to the library, making contributions every month. She wants to help RPL continue to provide literacy resources for all those who struggle with reading and learning. She also values the work that the library has done to meet community needs.
When we asked her why she chooses to support RPL, her answer was simple. “If I believe in what an organization is doing, I will donate. This is a good place to donate.”