Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Athey

24th of September 2018

Jim Athey loves to volunteer in the community. He has volunteered at events like the Disneyland Half Marathon, Multiple Sclerosis Walk, LifeStream Blood Drive and more! He learned about the Children’s Foundation of America when he met our Executive Director, Cher, at her antique store in Upland, CA. During the holidays, he also saw CFA’s gift wrapping booth at Montclair Place Mall and went in to learn more about becoming a “Holiday Hero.”

Volunteering with the Children’s Foundation of America

Since last year, Jim has volunteered with CFA 11 times and was recognized at our annual “Valenteer” Party. He has helped make cards and no-sew scarves for foster youth, fundraised at our Claremont Earth Day booth and assembled art supply and spring care packages in our warehouse.

“My favorite CFA volunteer memory was the gift wrapping booth,” he said. “I think it improved my gift wrapping skills.”

Jim recommends everyone to donate or get involved with CFA and hopes to continue volunteering his time. “It’s great if you want to help children,” he said. “And there are a lot of fun, crafty activities. It’s very relaxed.”

When Jim isn’t volunteering or studying hotel management at Chaffey College, he enjoys going to Disneyland, camping, hiking and playing bocce ball and soccer with the city of Rancho Cucamonga.


Be The Difference

CFA relies on the dedication of volunteers like Jim to continue its mission to help children heal, learn and thrive. If you’re interested in getting involved, click here to learn more.

Marie MaghuyopCommunications & Volunteer Relations Specialist
Marie creates content for social media, writes blogs and coordinates volunteer opportunities and events. She enjoys connecting with volunteers of diverse backgrounds and getting to know their unique stories. She has earned two associate’s degrees from San Bernardino Valley College and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Fullerton. In her free time, Marie loves going to Disneyland, writing, playing ukulele and board games, and dancing.

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