Honoring those who rose in service on September 11, 2001, 9/11 is now our country’s National Day of Service and Remembrance. Every minute given in service has the potential to change, even save, lives.

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Around America, on 9/11 and all year long, everyday people give their time to others. The farm families who own Cabot are often among the first to volunteer in their own communities. We believe firmly in the power of collaborative and individual giving, a volunteerism spirit that permeates all that we do. And our  Cabot Community Celebrities exemplify that spirit.

9:11TCAmong these true celebrities is Cynthia Ollemar, who has had a remarkable record of doing good after becoming a widow with small children on 9/11.  She now gives her time to the 9/11 Tribute Center in New York City, sharing her story to illustrate forgiveness, how love can bloom from tragedy, and to inspire others to serve their communities.

Service comes in many forms and can benefit anyone who may cross your everyday path.  There is Amy Abbatiello, who turned an unused storage closet at her children’s school into a weekly popup food shelf for families in need.  Bruce Wood, who helped launch a program in his community that ensures veterans have transportation to their medical appointments.  These are true celebrities making a difference, doing good, unselfishly giving their time to others.

Give_Kids_The_World_Village_Logo.svgCabot has a new Celebrity nomination partner with Give Kids the World, a theme park in FL dedicated exclusively to giving kids with life-threatening illness a fantasy vacation.  In recharging the smiles of these children, Give Kids the World lends quiet strength to both the children and their families.

Mike and Jo Gentile are the latest Cabot Community Celebrities. They generously give their time to the Give Kids the World theme park

Mike and Jo Gentile are the latest Cabot Community Celebrities. They generously give their time to the Give Kids the World theme park.

More than 47 million people observed 9/11 last year by volunteers in communities around the world.  You can support the non-profit organization you serve in the US by using Cabot’s Reward Volunteers 6.0  to you log your volunteer time which enters to win cash for your non-profit and or prizes for your family and friends.

The Cabot Community Celebrities, along with our Reward Volunteers program, and the traveling Cabot Gratitude Grille illustrate the many ways our dairy farm families honor, amplify, and reward those who give time to do good.  Even the simple acts can lead to big change.  We are proud to work with sponsors such as AARP/Create the Good, National Cooperative Bank and the Points of Light’s Hands on Network to nurture these small acts into a second nature to do good.

How will you remember and honor 9/11?

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