A modern woman knows what she needs and knows how to get it. She also knows that other people need things, too–that we’ve got to look out for one another. Every weekend we bring you examples of women who find creative, meaningful ways to give to others, even when money and time are tight.

Today we’re proud to feature a member of our community who does double duty volunteering.  Daily working  in a local school and after school where she and her daughter work on a volunteer project together . We’re honored that Judith took the time to write to us and we congratulate her on being a wonderful role model and for the work she does for others. In fact, Judith is so passionate about the work she is doing, she has a dream to grow it into a non-profit foundation. Here’s her story:

“I volunteer daily tutoring struggling first grade readers at our local elementary school. I am working on my Master’s in Reading Education and am putting what I am studying to a practical use. The kids are from socio-economically disadvantaged homes and don’t have books in the homes, and some are English Language Learners.

My 12-year-old daughter and I work with an equine therapy program which provides therapy for special needs children (Autistic, MR, Down’s, etc) and at-risk adolescents. I also serve on a community advisory board for our local school district and am helping them develop a volunteer program. Our hope is to develop this program into a 501(c)3 non-profit so we can have a full-time coordinator and have a concerted, coordinated volunteer effort on all of our campuses, including a mentor program for our at-risk students.”

To tell us how you help, click “Comments” above– you might be featured here next week.