Make-A-Wish® North Texas is thrilled to recognize Lucy Herren as our volunteer of the month. Lucy worked at Texas Tech for 9 years and now working in the travel and tourism industry. She truly enjoys working in the industry because she gets to meet people from all over the world and in every type of business or industry you can imagine! Lucy works exclusively for corporate travel by setting up and negotiating rates for their companies. She loves to travel, volunteer and read, and she recently started a Book Club. Outside of volunteering for Make-A-Wish, Lucy is also part of the Lions Club, American Cancer Society and CASA.
How long have you been involved with Make-A-Wish and how did you first get started?
I have been involved with Make-A-Wish for a year, and I am working on my fourth wish. It has been such a humbling, and amazing experience with each and every one we have had so far. I feel so lucky and blessed to work in the hotel business, as I am able to host many of my wish events here. We have hosted movie nights, pizza parties, cookie parties, etc. I found out that Make-A-Wish existed in El Paso, because I started to book rooms for families coming in to town! Now, not only do I get calls from the various Make-A-Wish North Texas offices, I get calls from the other chapters asking for assistance to help the families either coming here for their wish, or just passing through. I love helping these families, and I feel so grateful that I am able to be a part of their lives, even for a short time.
Tell me about your favorite volunteer experience.
I do not have a favorite experience- I just feel compelled to volunteer, and that it is my legacy! Both of my grandmothers and parents volunteered, and now I am doing the same. My 15-year-old niece is already asking me questions about it and has even come with me to few events that I have hosted.
What tips or advice do you have for others not sure about getting involved?
When you go in with all your heart and soul, it is such an amazing, humbling experience. If we can make someone's day, it is so worth it! The smile on the face of a child is priceless!