Last January, OrganizingLA joined organizing colleagues from all over Los Angeles in a special 8-hour day of community, productivity training and old-fashioned clutter-clearing to one local non-profit.
The 2006 recipient was The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), a volunteer organization, inspired by Jewish values, that works to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families and to ensure individual rights and freedoms for all through its network of 90,000 members, supporters, and volunteers nationwide.
Our partner for the day, Joanna Sletten, and I worked together to streamline some Help Line office cabinets (click on the before/after pictures above.) The Help Line room is quite unique: trained counselors offer guidance and resources to women in crisis, new jobs, coping as a single parent, making a career transition or just needing someone to listen. We knew the staff and volunteers had little time to keep up systems, so we made them as simple as possible.
Here's the short video we filmed at the end of the day: