In the past year at Real Change, I have spent a lot of time in the office. I have been Vendor Rep twice, the Vendor Program Intern, helped with events and, currently, sit on the Vendor Advisory Board and have been nominated for Vendor of the Year.
And I have to say that the Real Change staff are an extraordinary group of people who care about what they do and the vendors they work with. They work very hard, and they love their jobs. Jerred, our fearless leader, and Neal, his amazing right-hand man, are always ready to help when they are asked. Aaron, our wonderful editor, can be found many Wednesday mornings helping with truck unload. I enjoy having him there and from what I can tell, so does everyone else. The volunteers at Real Change are some of the best people I have ever met.
As a result, one of my favorite things to do is help out around the office. All these people bring joy to my life.
Someone once asked me what I like about Real Change. My answer: The newspaper is one of the most extraordinary things in the world, but the people behind it are even more so.