January - "Volunteerism - We believe the greatest way to build character is by helping others; this is not preferred, but expected." -- Bender Management Team

February - "Ten-thousand young people in Allegheny County are in need of mentors." -- J. Mario Mcleod of Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania

March - "Volunteers provide friendship and support to young people who are facing challenging situations, serve as positive role models, and help to instill important values, goals, and skills " -- President George W. Bush

April - "Volunteerism is a valued tradition in Ontario." -- Ministry of Citizenship, Ontario

May - "62% of employees from companies supporting volunteerism recommend their firm as a good place to work compared to only 39% from those at firms not supporting volunteerism." -- Walker Information 2001 National Employee Benchmark Study

June - "Lending a helping hand to others may help you live a longer life." -- Real Age

July - "Volunteers enrich our lives every day with their generosity and compassion." -- President William Jefferson Clinton

August - "And so my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." -- President John F. Kennedy

September - "You cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening your own." -- Anonymous

October - "Some of my best friends and colleagues I have met, through volunteerism." -- David Shapira

November - "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad for morals; now we know that it is bad economics." -- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

December - "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!" -- Jacob Marley from "A Christmas Carol"