Here's what the President has to say about the experience at ABA!
I received the privilege of being able to participate at the ABA conference in Austin Texas. Allpoint Services generously sponsored 3 murals for the San Antonio Children's Hospital. I was completely blown away on so many levels. Starting with setup. Sarah and Miguel have really mastered what it takes to organize an event like this and as a Board Member, it is easy to take for granted the things that happen on a daily basis. Just to unload the van, finding the service elevators and setting up is a physically laborious job but they did it with ease and grace. The murals looked incredible and we were ready for three days of networking with Marketing professionals of Banking institutions.
Although I have been in sales and the service industry for many years, I still get a little nervous when chatting people up on a new idea. However, Splashes has made scripts readily available so that the conversations were seamless. Comparatively speaking, this conversation is so much easier because it isn't about pitching a product. It is an easy and wonderful conversation to have with others that leaves them engaged and inspired.
While allowing attendees to be hands on, they lower their guards, engage in powerful conversations and remind us all of why we do what we do. That is to volunteer selflessly to be able to make a difference in someone's life. The stories that were shared with me by some of the attendees are unforgettable and truly the reason that our mission remains what it is.
We were able to collect information for Executives who also want their employees to be able to make a difference and add a splash of color to one of more than 100 facilities that are currently on our waiting list. These people undoubtedly have been affected by their stories, and our mission.
I have always been grateful for the good work that Splashes and its volunteers take part in. After this mission, I am even more in awe of the organization and want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of its members, as well as the Board. It is only with us collectively that we can achieve our objectives and paint the world a better place. I encourage everyone to take part in one of our amazing missions. It is sure to have a profound impact on you and your work.
Splashes of Hope
Founded in 1996, Splashes of Hope is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating art to transform spaces, enrich environments and facilitate healing.