Volunteer Spotlight – Harold Connell


Why do you volunteer at HumanKind?


Longtime volunteer Harold Connell, sums it up in 5 words, “I can make a difference.” For years, Harold has donated his time and resources to HumanKind and his simple acts of kindness have generated incredible outcomes for our clients.


Harold first got involved with HumanKind when he noticed Wichta’s growing homeless population and decided to do whatever he could to help. He started by volunteering for Operation Holiday: “I loved seeing so many families being provided with everything they need to have a happy and full holiday.”


Soon after, Harold started volunteering his time at other fundraising events and at our Emergency Winter Shelters. He even started to get his friends involved: “Last year, I decided to start a fundraiser amongst my friends on Giving Tuesday to raise money to prepare a meal for the shelter. I ended up raising money to provide a few meals and did the same again this year to help others. It’s been fun getting my friends involved and seeing them step up to help others.”


Harold is a great example of how the little things mean a lot and, while little, make a big difference to our community. By volunteering his time, Harold has given many clients hope when they needed it most. We at HumanKind hope to continue to provide the ‘big little things’ for clients in need, and we truly appreciate our volunteers like Harold who make that possible.