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What Volunteering at Star of Hope Means to Me

I have been a volunteer at Star of Hope's Women and Family Emergency Shelter since August 1, 2007. I work in the Family Supply Store every Wednesday. Doing this has touched my life in so many unexpected ways.

I no longer take things for granted. I am grateful for every gift that God gives me. It has taught me to share those gifts with people who are not as fortunate.

I bring hard candy every week to share with the guests. One evening when I arrived I heard a child cry out, “The Candy Lady is here!” It just doesn’t get any better than that, to be known as “The Candy Lady.” I encourage my friends to give me things that the guests at the Mission could enjoy. . . like books, magazines, make-up samples, gently used toys and clothing.

My friends are so happy when I tell them how happy their gifts made the guests. But most of all, volunteering at Star of Hope means that I have an opportunity to brighten someone’s day. If I can do that, it’s a good day.

Mary Peldo
Star of Hope Volunteer

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Comments for What Volunteering at Star of Hope Means to Me


Name: Billie Tully
Time: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mary:
Thank you so much for all you do so faithfully for the guests at Women and Family. The items (including candy) that you bring every week is an added blessing. And it's things that we do not
ordinarily get. Thanks for "training" all your friends to bring you
their donations for SOH !!

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