Larry Handeland Posted 12 months ago What if every full-time employee volunteered one week of every year? It is interesting that we have a charity called Mobile Meals of the Grand Strand. Our overhead is exceptionally low since all we have to pay for are food and vehicles. All of our approximately 100 people who drive the vans, serve as runner, serve as packers, interviewers, serve on the three branch boards and serve on the main board of directors are volunteers. We have no paid employees. We serve meals Monday through Friday throughout the year including holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have not had any real problems getting volunteers. There is another Helping Hands program in our area that pays very low salaries to the Director and a small number of employees and has very competent people running it. In many instances you have people who are retired and were CEO's or Directors when they held a job who volunteer to help lead local charities. This is a good thing. I totally disagree that high salaries need to be paid to a "CEO." I do agree that philanthropy is very important to all charities. It is because of those with a lot of money that we can keep charities in operation. We seem to be teaching our children that it is all about money and you need to make large sums in order to be successful. That is unfortunate.