Patsy & Erin Matsushita:
Patsy: Volunteering is actually a fun activity to do together. It makes it twice as fun for me. It makes me feel good to know that we are both doing something that could make a difference in someone’s life – even a small difference. For me, it is also gratifying to know that a quality that I truly value, the act of helping without expecting a reward, is also important to my own daughter.
Erin: It’s fun! Beyond that, my mom and I have a very special relationship. When we volunteer together, we have a great way of generating ideas and coming up with solutions. I appreciate that we have such a positive working relationship. In general, I volunteer because I truly enjoy helping people. The reward of volunteering and knowing you helped another individual is priceless.
Keiro is a mission-driven organization engaged in improving the quality of life for older adults and their caregivers in the Japanese-American and Japanese community of Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties.