Thank you, JW, for what you did as a volunteer! Hope you'll find time again soon to reach out one-on-one again. Even a half hour a week; our local public schools welcome adults on campus to read with problem readers on a drop-in basis.
Imagine how wonderful things would be if we all reached out one-on-one!
Somebody posted on the main site about "greed & gluttony." We volunteers struggle to help these children while our retired teacher friends -- the ones with the skills who are collecting generous teacher retirement checks -- won't give up their play dates; most say they won't give away for free what they used to get paid for.
For Boomers who still have time, energy and smarts to not step in now and do something as volunteers is at the crux of the issue. Sad part is, the do-nothings are a pretty unhappy lot. Giving of ourselves really is the way to happiness.
Blessings to you and to all here trying to make things better.