IAMC 2012 Service Project - Boys TownParticipants at the IAMC Fall 2012 Professional Forum in Omaha, Nebraska took time away from the conference to volunteer at Boys Town.

At an IAMC forum, there are always a number of exciting and productive events that participants look forward to attending. However, there is no event more fulfilling than the IAMC Volunteer Service Project. In an effort to lend a helping hand to the host community, IAMC participants volunteered to spend time at the internationally-recognized Boys Town. For the 2012 service project, participants planted an apple orchard on the property. The project was a partnership between IAMC, Boys Town, the Arbor Day Foundation and the ReTree Nebraska Initiative.

Founded by Father Edward Flanagan in 1917, Boys Town offers a chance for life and opportunity for at-risk children, regardless of their race or religion. Since being recognized as an official village in 1936, countless children have been given a much-needed second opportunity thanks to Boys Town. Still functioning today, more than 500 children reside in the village. For more information on Boys Town, please visit their website.

Once again, the IAMC Volunteer Service Project was an incredible opportunity to give back to the host community, while also making new friends and working with great individuals. The service project is always a highlight to those that participate. Jason Hickey, President of Hickey & Associates, and IAMC member, participated in the service project, which marks the third time partaking in an IAMC community service event. As Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.”

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