To my sorely missed volunteers,
First, how are you doing? COVID-19 affects all of us, and I am thinking of you and your families. I wish, more than anything, I could be with all of you in person to celebrate National Volunteer Week. I would invite you all to a Zoom celebration, but I think there are so many of you, it would probably crash!
I’m excited to share that this past year, over 3,000 individuals have volunteered a whopping 28,137 hours at St. Francis House. You have spent thousands of hours doing more than just meeting our guests’ immediate needs, like serving hot meals and handing out emergency clothing. Some things that come to mind include: sharpening resumes, teaching soft skills, leading meditations, creating art, giving direction, listening and consoling people through tough times, and providing hope and smiles to hundreds of guests every day.
Your dedication makes it possible to stand true to our mission and never turn a single person away. Thank you.
Thank you for your commitment to our guests, whether that be a semester in the kitchen or 25 years at the Resource Center. Thank you for spreading our mission and constantly pulling in your friends and family, because of you there are more people than ever involved in our life-saving work. Thank you for your insight, kindness, compassion, energy, skills, and time – you make our job supporting our guests at St. Francis House easier – and much, much more meaningful.
I am honored to work with every single one of you and I look forward to the day we can be together at 39 Boylston again.
Please, stay well.
Until we meet again!
Volunteer Services Coordinator