Myisha Boulware, a Processing Coordinator at our Lombard, Illinois corporate office, is an avid volunteer. Her passion was ignited by her father, a pediatrician and philanthropist, who always taught Myisha that society’s future begins and ends with the fate of our children. Her father told her that we are all connected and capable of crossing anyone’s path at any given moment, and we should cross their path while making a difference. Inspired by her father’s words, Myisha began volunteering as a candy striper in 1996 for Ingalls Hospital, and has been doing volunteer work ever since for various organizations.
Every year, since 2002, Myisha volunteers at several different domestic violence shelters to help sponsor birthday parties for children living in the shelters who have never had a birthday party before. In 2009, Myisha began working with the YMCA and various churches in adopting families for Christmas by helping to fulfill their wish lists with items ranging anywhere from toys to dishes. Most of the families in-need are children who have aged out of the foster care system and now have children of their own.
In 2013, Myisha began volunteering for Children’s Home and Aid to provide pajamas, crafts and games for children that have been abruptly removed from their homes by the Department of Children and Family Services. She also began volunteering for the Chicago Public School system last year, where she serves as a mentor for girls from disadvantaged neighborhoods who are in danger of dropping out of school.
We are proud of Myisha for her dedicated service to her community and are fortunate to have her on our team. To learn more about Children’s Home and Aid, visit http://www.childrenshomeandaid.org/.