This week, Maddie Stewart departs Places for People to enter medical school in pursuit of her dream to become a doctor. The two years Stewart spent at Places for People – first as a volunteer and then as an employee – have made an impact on her future focus. “It’s made me commit to community health as the basis for what I do,” she said.
One day a year, the Places for People Recovery Center is abuzz with activity at 4 a.m. That’s when the Recovery Center serves as the staging point for the St. Louis City Continuum of Care’s Point-In-Time Count. Seventy-six volunteers conducted this year’s count in the city, picking up supplies and receiving final instructions at Places for People before heading off to their assigned areas of the city.
Places for People honored longtime supporter and board member Robin Adkins on Saturday at Harvest Moon, an event celebrating the Places for People Leadership Society, with the Francie Broderick Award for Service.
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies recently honored Robin Adkins, Places for People Board member, as one of 12 recipients of the 2016 Volunteer Recognition Grant. Robin works as a Key Account Specialist for Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
Please meet Meredith. For the past 10 months, Meredith has volunteered her time every other Saturday morning leading a wellness group at Places at Page. In the group she discusses nutrition, exercise, healthy choices, and anything else that might come up. The experience has inspired her to pursue a master’s degree in social work at Washington University in St. Louis this fall.
During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate all of the wonderful volunteers who give time to support Places for People’s mission. Please meet Rose, a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, who has volunteered as a tutor at Places for People for more than a year.
Happy National Volunteer Week 2017! National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize, celebrate, and show our gratitude to those who choose to give selflessly to those served by Places for People.
In 2016, volunteers provided 3,403 hours of service to Places for People!
Volunteering is a rewarding experience that can be even more fun when performed as a group activity. Places for People was proud to be one of the non-profit organizations included by Contegix in its 16 in ’16 service initiative. This program allowed Contegix employees paid time off to volunteer for 16 hours during 2016.