Volunteers Are a critical part of any charitable organization.
No charity can function on their own, even with fantastic donors. Volunteers are the lifeblood of any charitable endeavor, and Colonies Holiday Miracles is no exception. Thousands over the years have given their time to help the most vulnerable in the Inland Empire. In California, residents are always prepared to give.
Overall, according to the National & Community Service Corp., nearly 25 percent of residents volunteer annually. This breaks down to 62.6 million volunteers providing 7.9 billion hours of service. Economically, volunteers contribute $184 billion in work hours to nonprofits. In California, 24 percent of residents volunteer, more than 7 million a year, contributing 940 million hours of of service, which breaks down to $21.5 billion donated. In addition, 45.5% of residents donate $25 or more to charity.