On Tuesday, December 29th, Spirit of Giving’s Cara Zimmerman sat down with HandsOn Broward’s Director of Marketing & Development, Kristina DaSilva and the Howard Family – one of HOB’s busiest volunteering families – to talk about service and the impact it has on local communities.
Tune in to Beasely Broadcasting’s Forum for Nonprofits radio show on January 10th. The segment will air on WSBR 740 AM at 6:20 a.m. and WWNN 1470 AM at 7:30 a.m.
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This month’s Volunteer Spotlight belongs to the awesome Scott Kinzel. Scott has been a driven citizen in the community since as long as he can remember. “For forty years I was blessed with a rewarding business career in South Florida and have committed myself to serving the community which has made my success possible,” said Scott.
Scott has been involved with HandsOn Broward for over a couple of years now and is a constant Top 10 Volunteer. According to Scott, “my primary motivation for service stems from my desire to fulfill the Great Commandment, that we love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Interestingly, I have found that the more we strive to love our neighbors, the more we learn to love ourselves.”
His drive for community serviced has stemmed from personal experiences and from outside the area of Broward county as well. For the last 13 years Scott has participated with an annual short-term medical mission team providing essential services to an impoverished area in Jamaica. “This experience has sharpened my awareness of the value of serving others and created a desire to serve those in need in our own community of South Florida,” said Scott. Scott looked for all opportunities to give back to Broward County. “My early retirement in 2012 provided me with the opportunity to serve those who are less fortunate in our community on a weekly basis. A search of volunteer opportunities on the internet led me to HandsOn Broward, which in turn led me to The Jubilee Center of South Broward,” said Scott.
Scott is always found at The Jubilee Center and is always the first signed up at HandsOn Broward’s Feeding he Hungry at Jubilee opportunity. “We also provide clothing and personal hygiene items to those in need. In addition, we provide pro bono legal services, basic health screening, work and shelter referrals and assistance with Food Stamps, Veterans Benefits and Medicaid applications through our Office of Social Concerns,” said Scott.
Scott’s dedication to service is proven day by day through his commitment of service at The Jubilee Center. “The personal benefits derived from providing hope and compassion to those less fortunate among us are immeasurable. A warm, caring camaraderie exists between the staff, volunteers and clients of The Jubilee Center. We genuinely enjoy serving each other and have fun doing so,” said Scott.
When asked if he has any advice for any other volunteers, Scott stated, “I am forever grateful to Hands on Broward for connecting me with The Jubilee Center. Serving others has changed my life and it can change yours too.”