Submitted by: Ana C. Vega of One Two Tree
[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince I became part of the One Two Tree family back in 2001, I learned to give back to our community by participating in many of the events that we sponsor or are part of every year.
A few months ago, I was talking to my daughter Anita about getting involved with a nonprofit organization to give some of my time to a good cause.
She is a member of the FBA, or Forever Bloom Alliance, which is an organization led by students, teachers, volunteers and business professionals. Their personal mission is to promote the educational and social well-being of America’s youth.
She invited me to participate and I liked the idea of giving back to our community by helping young people participating in different events.
One of their events is the shoreline clean up at Bayfront Park, which is monthly volunteer work to clean up the beautiful Biscayne Bay shoreline. This area connecting Bayside and the Miami River is important to the upkeep of the beauty of our city, and is now one of the community events sponsored by One Two Tree.
I feel that this is a good way to give back, by supporting America’s youth and also spending quality time with my daughter.