Moms Helping Moms Foundation is lucky to have Rajita Nair in our corner! She is a long-time volunteer and supporter of the organization who gives countless hours of her time in varied capacities. Rajita radiates warmth, compassion, and enthusiasm and we are so very lucky to have her. Read on to learn more about this awesome woman!
Rajita, tell us how you first found out about Moms Helping Moms and what inspired you to get involved with the cause.
I found out about Moms Helping Moms couple of years back while researching for organizations that work with and help moms and kids. I found it inspiring that Bridget thought about ways to help other less fortunate moms, all while she herself was a new mother.
You do so much for the organization! Give us a highlight or two of ways you’ve supported the organization over the years.
This organization and the cause speaks to me. I am a volunteer coordinator. I am usually the first person who is contacted by anyone who wants to support the foundation. I answer their initial questions and schedule / coordinate their volunteering efforts. The other way I have been involved with is helping out with our fundraising event – the Snow Ball. Being a part of this annual fundraiser has been a wonderful experience and I have learnt a lot from the organizers.
When did you first discover the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community?
There has been no one specific moment when I realized the importance of giving back. It started with small steps like helping out in a soup kitchen occasionally while my kids were young. Being a mom, anything that helps make other kids lives better, is what I want to be a part of.
What causes are you most passionate about? And if there is one thing you could change in the world, what would it be?
Kids, education and access to basic necessities are the causes I am passionate about. If I could change one thing in the world, it would be making everyone aware of their neighborhood. We often forget that if we look around, we can often find many amazing ways to help out our community. I feel that most people are willing to help but do not how to do so.
When you’re not volunteering for Moms Helping Moms, what are you up to?
That is an easy question :). When I am not helping out, I am my kids’ personal chef, driver, cleaner, therapist and just plain old Mom. The only other thing I do is help out my friend who has started this amazing tutoring program in the neighborhood. Time just flies every single day.