Paint the town proud - April 2022
COLOR WORLD’S PAINT THE TOWN PROUD HERO: Caroline Schaefer
If you want to be called an expert on what’s happening in Dripping Springs, it’s not what you know—but who you know! And the person to know is Caroline Schaefer. A volunteer for both the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Visitors Bureau, Caroline is often one of the first to find about who’s coming to our town next (and when….and where)! She says it’s one of the perks of volunteering.
“When I moved here about 8 years ago, I started volunteering as a way to meet people and to get to know what was happening around town,” said Caroline. “It was a great way to get acquainted with my surroundings, and I’ve truly enjoy sharing what I’ve learned about our unique area. In addition to finding out what’s next on the horizon, I get to meet new and interesting people from all over the country who stop by our office.”
But that’s just on Mondays. The rest of the week, you’ll find her in one of her many other volunteer roles, keeping the Dripping Springs Women’s Club organized and humming along or planning the next Empty Bowls Project. You might call her a serial volunteer! In fact, she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t volunteering.
“I’ve been a scout leader for both of my kids, served on the PTA, supported the school band, and volunteered at my church, to name a few,” said Caroline. “I just find that getting involved leads to interesting experiences and quality friendships.”
Her passion for giving back spans several decades and includes many different roles. Caroline has been a board member, a trainer, a hostess, an event planner, a recruiter, a membership chair, a registration coordinator and a fundraiser.
“Whatever the title, I try to give locally, said Caroline. Whether it’s donating my money or my time, I like to support causes close to home.”
And when she’s not donating, Caroline is still sharing her servant’s heart as a Service Coordinator for Chariot.org, a non-profit organization that provides free transportation and socialization for non-driving seniors. Caroline admits her favorite role includes sharing conversation with her clients. “They have so much wisdom to offer and are sincerely appreciative of what we do,” says Caroline.
We would like to share in that appreciation for your giving spirit and countless volunteer hours. You Paint Our Town Proud, Caroline Schaefer!