Volunteer Spotlight: Jill Maruca

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It is with deep appreciation for the time, commitment, and passion of our dedicated advocates and volunteers that Feeding Matters is launching a monthly Q & A series. They help with events, participate on committees, and coach in our Power of Two program. The advocate and volunteer spotlights will share the stories of our growing network of change agents, the driving force behind our vision to create a world where children with pediatric feeding disorders will thrive.

 

Jill Maruca is a loyal and professional volunteer.  She also has been instrumental in helping us develop community relationships.  We know we can rely on CopperPoint employees to help us with our annual luncheon projects.

 

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

    As CopperPoint’s Community Engagement Coordinator, I get to interact with employees at all levels as well as community organizations. It’s an honor to work for a company that cares about community and encourages involvement by volunteering, corporate matching, and sponsorships. I love connecting people and causes to make a difference for others. I enjoy volunteering with Feeding Matters, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Treasures 4 Teachers.

 

  1. How long have you been a volunteer with Feeding Matters?

    I got involved I think two years ago, when I learned of Feeding Matters through a friend. Her son faces feeding challenges and she found her way to Feeding Matters and the resources they offer.

 

  1. In which volunteer activities have you participated?

    I organize volunteer activities at CopperPoint, so we have stuffed invitations and mailers for Feeding Matters, and I personally have volunteered at the annual community luncheon for two years.

 

  1. What motivated you to become involved?

    These families face such a basic issue with their children, and I know from my friend it can take a lot of time and trial to find something that helps. Feeding Matters is such a support and resource for families to know they are not alone, and to connect with services that may help them.

 

  1. What has been your favorite part of volunteering with Feeding Matters?

    The staff and volunteers are always so friendly and great to work with! They are well organized and appreciative of the help.

 

  1. In your opinion, what sets Feeding Matters apart from other organizations?

 

They offer a variety of options for volunteers to get involved, and many volunteers are families who are or have been challenged with feeding issues in their own families. Our employees have enjoyed putting the mailings together, so their creativity to find projects is great, too!