Revitalizing the Westside is a team effort, one that relies heavily on the support of our many incredible volunteers. To thank them for their hard work and dedication, we will shine a light on people who actively support our mission.
This month, we recognize Rani Shrivastava. A few years ago, Rani embarked on a personal mission to collect books for Westside children and families – all out of the kindness of her heart and a drive to make a difference. See how Rani started volunteering with us.
Q: How did you first hear about the Westside Future Fund?
A: I was talking with my mother about wanting to support schools in Atlanta, but I didn’t know what to do. Later that same day, my mother’s friend mentioned that Westside Future Fund may be a good place to get involved. I went to the website and found what I was looking for – an organization that could help children’s education in my hometown.
Q: What is your favorite part of serving with the WFF Volunteer Corp?
A: Being able to serve my community is my favorite part of working with the WFF Volunteer Corp. WFF is so well organized and impactful here in Atlanta. Helping build my community is such a rewarding experience and observing the impact my efforts have made make it all the better.
Q: What inspires you about this service opportunity?
A: Reading has always been a passion of mine, and that gave me the idea to collect books and donate them to WFF. I was happy to foster a child’s love for reading. I collected books ranging from picture books to chapter books and novels, too.
Q: What do you want others to know about the Westside Future Fund and why it’s so important?
A: WFF is invigorating a large part of our Atlanta metro community. So many Atlantans are proud to be associated with Dr. King, and WFF helps make Atlanta a city he would be proud of.