Open Hand Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Miller
Open Hand Atlanta is a place that helps bridge gaps and bring families closer together, and Michelle Miller is a true testament for these benefits.
Michelle started as an extern with Open Hand through the Cordon Bleu Culinary School. Because of her outstanding dedication and skill, she was then offered a full-time position in the Open Hand kitchen. Not only was Michelle able to grow as a chef at Open Hand, but her family was able to find a perfect fit for volunteering.
Michelle’s son, Jackson, was diagnosed with profound autism; and through the years, Michelle has struggled to find a place where she could comfortably take both Jackson and her daughter, Haley, to volunteer. At Open Hand, Jackson has found joy in bagging cookies (his favorite treat!) and dinner rolls on Open Hand’s packing line. Plus, Haley, who is a Girl Scout, gets to spend time with her mother and brother while helping others in need – something Haley already values highly.
At the end of the day, Michelle enjoys the satisfying feeling of volunteering. The sense of empowerment she gets also leaves her with the feeling that she can go anywhere and do anything; although we are glad that she continues to come back to Open Hand on a regular basis.
Many thanks to Michelle, Jackson, and Haley Miller for all the hard work and the volunteering they do for Open Hand! We greatly appreciate your support!
For more information about the many volunteer opportunities available through Open Hand Atlanta, please visit OpenHandAtlanta.org.