Williamston NonProfit Welcomes New Employee

Many Hands, a local nonprofit organization based in Williamston, welcomes Cami Shadaker as the first employee.  “Since the creation of this organization in 2012 we have grown consistently and feel blessed to have the support of so many in the region,” commented Founder and Director Jeff Gorsline. “The continued generosity of the people of mid-Michigan has made it possible for us to hit some pretty significant milestones and we knew that if we were going to be able to move to the next level we would need help. I can’t think of a better candidate for our first official employee than Cami.”

“There are many projects that we undertake which really require the attention of someone to organize and coordinate activities and to make sure that the volunteers who make our work possible are receiving consistent communication and acknowledgement,” continued Gorsline. “Prior to Cami’s arrival the coordination of many of the activities fell to Jillane Eaton and myself as we carved out time from our daily responsibilities to our work at Evergreen Wealth Management.  Many Hands requires more day to day attention and I am ready to focus my efforts on building a Board of Directors with leaders who can carry us to some pretty significant goals.” 

The Many Hands Weekend Survival Kit, a signature project, is dedicated to supporting the weekend dietary needs of hungry elementary school aged kids across the region, needs to grow. There are almost 11,000 kids that face very real challenges and right now the organization is only covering about 1800.  Additionally, the newly formed Annie’s Army Project inspired by Annie Scholten, a Williamston resident facing terminal cancer, is being prepared to provide resources and technical support to other grass roots community efforts of groups across the region wishing to take on similar “Families-in-Crisis” projects.

Cami Shadaker is a lifelong resident of the Greater Lansing area, she attended Michigan State University, and she and her husband Bryan, have three sons.  She is a former representative for a national pediatric nutritional company where she took great pride in knowing that the work that she did there made a difference in the lives of children.

“My passion to help others is a trait that I inherited from my Grandmother and Mother.  I learned from an early age, that even the smallest of gestures can make someone else’s day brighter,” shared Shadaker.  “I am very blessed to be joining the Many Hands organization.  I know together we can do many amazing things!”

 

Many Hands is a 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organization. The organization was founded on the adage and principle that “many hands make light work” and strives to be the kind of organization that attracts support from service clubs and community groups wishing to make a difference in their own communities. To learn more about Many Hands go to www.manyhandsmi.org Cami can be reached at Cami@manyhandsmi.org

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