Carmen Alpaerts has been active in the community for a very long time. She is a firm believer in giving back to your community. Her ‘get it done’ attitude that has proven successful in business has been applied to her philanthropic endeavors as well. We talk about the use of creativity and marketing strategies to get the results she was looking for.
Carmen is committed to raising the bar when it comes to helping out the homeless. In this interview we talk about the importance of a team. You can make a difference by cultivating the relationships in your network. Carmen’s ‘team’ includes her 84 year old mom who is a large part of why Carmen does what she does. Mom is still actively involved and out there soliciting participation from the local business.
Carmen gives some advice on how we, as parents, can ensure that we pass these values down to our children.
Angels in the Night London Chapter: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Angels-in-the-Night-London-Chapter/605275746175516
My takeaways from this interview:
- Get creative and look for ways to encourage others to get involved
- Make it fun
- Instill philanthropic values in the next generation
- Make it easy