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Shirley Manners

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position:
Reflexologist, Author of Children’s Books & Website designer/manager.

How long have you been volunteering with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful?
2009

Why/how have you incorporated service into the objectives of your company/association?
Add links to register trees on business websites

Why do you choose to partner with KIB on service projects?
It is a way to help on my own time. I can choose to work alone or with people.

What impact do you feel that the work with KIB has on the community?
Very Positive. I see so much pride in our neighborhoods now.
Bringing people from all walks of life together to meet a common goal,
as we all want to live in clean, safe environments.

Why would you encourage others to volunteer with KIB?
As with anything new, it may feel awkward at first, but the pride and accomplishment that this work brings will soon outweigh any doubts you may have. You can work at your own pace when adopting a block or median. You may find some resistance from you neighbors at first, yet, after a time you will see others joining in to help keep things clean! It is a great way to get kids and family involved in together time without sitting in front of a TV.

The workshops and education made available to you are a real nice bonus.
The staff at KIB are absolutely the most positive people you will ever meet or work with, so much fun!!

I am very happy that I took the step and adopted a block, that has led to many other fun jobs with KIB as well. Finding Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has been an experience that is 150% positive. Thanks to the KIB staff, and all the happy volunteers that I have been blessed to encounter while helping to make our world a better place. It does not get any better. So much fun!!