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Section 2 COVER STORY DckYf cZh\Y dYcd`Y photos by Veronica Weber | text by Pierre Bienaimé Year-round volunteers are the unsung heroes of local nonprofits 5 LL YEAR LONG — NOT JUST DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON — VOLUNTEERS QUIETLY WORK BEHIND THE SCENES, PROVIDING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WITH THE FUEL TO KEEP THEM RUNNING. Their jobs are as varied as giving rides to seniors, planting native seedlings in the baylands and reading stories to underprivileged preschool kids. The volunteers come in every stripe, including college students, recently retired individuals Top, Volunteer Tom Hill carries native plants to be planted at the Palo Alto Baylands during a Save The Bay winter planting event in December. Above, Jonathan Thomas, a volunteer “role model” for 10 Books A Home, reads a Curious George book to 4-year-old Jordan Riley at Jordan’s East Palo Alto home. (continued on next page) ÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ iVi“LiÀÊ£{]ÊÓä£ÓÊU Page 41

Palo Alto Weekly 12.14.2012 - section 2

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