December 17, 2009
I have been volunteering at Mary's Place for a few months. I started with a one-off volunteer event and was so impressed I decided to volunteer there weekly. I have never felt so comfortable and appreciated as I do at Mary's Place. I look forward to my time there every week. It's such an amazing safe place for women and children to go to get a hot meal, a shower, toiletries, clothing, medical attention, do crafts, do their laundry, go on field trips, and so much more. They are structured but easy-going. The best thing, above all, is the people. Everyone is treated as an equal and with the utmost respect no matter what situation someone may be in. I am the one that feels lucky to be able to sit, chat and knit with these amazing women!
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
exceptionally nice, engaged and appreciative.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Volunteer & I sit and knit with these amazing women. I help with projects, teach them how to knit, talk to them and also listen.