AnnMarie Karczmit–The Benefits of Volunteering

Hello!–As the season of giving is upon us, we should all remember to help others, not just now, but throughout the year.  ANNMARIE KARCZMIT is someone who truly lives the philosophy in the many ways she lends a helping hand.   A general manager at NJBIZ, a business to business newspaper, she is a wife and mother of a 21- year- old son. She started volunteering when she was 13 years old working in a nursing home and never really stopped.  AnnMarie has volunteered as a docent at a small museum, den leader/committee chair for the Boy Scouts of America, and various roles at her church, to name a few. In the past few years, she took her love of volunteering and paired it with her desire to help empowering teenage girls and created a group called Girls Gifts. Girls Gifts is open to middle and high school girls and uses cooking, crafting, mentorship, and faith as a way to begin an open dialogue about what is important to them. She also runs a similar program for women called Coffee, Cake and Conversation.

I hope you will listen to AnnMarie on my podcast, EXTRAordinary People, at and streaming beginning MONDAY, DECEMBER 5.  Begin thinking about what you can do to help others.  I know I have.

Until next time,


AnnMarie Karczmit