Why I Volunteer: Kathy and Brain Kross

The Kross Family came to Pacific Crest in 2018, and immediately jumped in to help.

“Why do I volunteer,” you ask? I tend to wonder: Why wouldn’t I volunteer? Why wouldn’t I be there for my child’s developmental years? Why wouldn’t I watch her live out her dream? Why wouldn’t I support him in his passion?

With my kids now being 16 and 18, they have been involved in everything from gymnastics and t-ball to marching band and church youth groups. I have tried to be there every step of the way even when it hasn’t been super fun (like planning and serving meals for 100+ band kids) BUT the experience has been well worth it!

I’ve been able to see my kids fight through the tough times in life like learning how to work through tense social situations and learning what true commitment looks like by attending late night outdoor rehearsals in freezing temperatures. I guess I would answer the original question of “Why I volunteer” this way: To volunteer means to support…To support our kids and to support the wonderful people who make their great programs run!

Thank you Pacific Crest for the wonderful experience you gave our son and our whole family!”

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