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Quote of the Day (October 10, 2009)

October 10, 2009

Quotemarks "The main reason for [the] upsurge of volunteer participation in the United States is not an increase in need. The main reason is the search on the part of the volunteers for the search for community, for commitment, for contribution. The great bulk of the new volunteers are not retired people; they are husbands and wives in the professional, two-earner family, people in their thirties and forties, well educated, affluent, busy. They enjoy their jobs. But they feel the need to do something where 'we can make a difference', to use the phrase one hears again and again -- whether that means running a Bible class in the local church; teaching disadvantaged children the multiplication tables; or visiting old people back home from a long stay in the hospital and helping them with their rehabilitation exercises...."

-- Peter Drucker, "Citizenship Through the Social Sector," The Essential Drucker

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