Race Weekend Is Here!!!
October 21, 2016
BENEFITING: Berkshire Farm Center And Services For Youth
EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2016
My name is Kelly O'Brien and I would like to share my Berkshire story!
I am so excited to have the opportunity to combine my love of running with my love of Berkshire. On October 22, 2016, I will run 6.2 miles in Atlantic City, NJ to raise money for Berkshire and I could not be more honored to have this opportunity! I ask that you consider donating to this wonderful organization and help change the lives of the many youth and families served every single day by Berkshire.
In early 2013, I had the opportunity to explore various options to truly find an employer that would align with my personal goals and values. I was not interested in a certain position but was focused on finding the right employer and right cultural fit. My view on life, and work for that matter, is life is too short and you need to enjoy every single minute! In February 2013, I found the perfect fit in Berkshire!
Berkshire has helped me grow professionally and personally. Berkshire supports my personal HR goals and has allowed me to participate in an HR leadership class to build my skills. Berkshire has made a tremendous impact on my personal life as well - from supporting a culture of self-care, I make a point to take time off, to disconnect and spend quality time with my family - to practicing the Sanctuary model of care at home which has helped me improve my communication and manage my emotions. I cannot thank the leaders and staff at Berkshire enough for all they do for me on a daily basis!
The mission and work done at each of Berkshire's 20 locations across New York is truly inspiring. From listening to a Home Finder speak about a foster care placement, to the successful prevention work, to watching our youth graduate, I cannot help but feel blessed! I encourage you to learn more about the programs and services offered at Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth! Please visit http://berkshirefarm.org/ to learn more!