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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: JUNE 2017

MARY JO PFANDER

The Foodbank, Inc.

Mary Jo Pfander LIVES UNITED by ”trying to put some warmth into world” while she volunteers at The Foodbank.  United way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize mary Jo as our Community Volunteer of the Month.

United way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Mary Jo as our Community Volunteer of the Month.

Mary Jo has lived in Dayton on and off for entire life.  Her volunteering experience started out when her brother was born and she jumped straight into teaching him things.  She later taught fifth and sixth grades for 12 years, acted as a hospital chaplain for many years and was also a postal carrier.   All of these experiences lead her further into the realm of being helpful to others.   Now, at The Foodbank, Mary Jo handles “filing…and filing [a co-worker interjects that Mary Jo is “the speediest filer we’ve ever seen!”]!” She loves to organize. She first heard of The Foodbank as “Everyone knows The Foodbank!  Now I get to take care of everybody.”

Having volunteered her entire life, Mary Jo takes great comfort and inspiration from Matthew 25 (“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”) and inspires others by telling them “how much fun it is and how appreciative people are!”  Mary Jo also gives her time to the Community Blood Center and contributes to her retirement community: “I live with a hundred people and I take care of the recycling!”

Lee Alder of the Foodbank says “Mary Jo is also a donor and just a great part of the team, here every week religiously.  And she’s sassy!

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Mary Jo Pfander as our Community Volunteer of the Month for June, 2017.

 

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YEARLY VOLUNTEER DAYS OF SERVICE

United Way of Greater Dayton organizes a number of events every year to help motivate volunteerism and

mobilize hundreds of people to help their community.

United Way's Day of Action

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United Way's Day of Action

United Days of Action is an annual day of volunteerism mobilizing hundreds of local volunteers to complete community service projects throughout Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties.

Join Hands Miami Valley

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Join Hands Miami Valley

This event serves as the Miami Valley’s celebration of Make a Difference Day, a national day of engaging members of the community in volunteer and service efforts.

MartinLuther King Jr. Day

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MartinLuther King Jr. Day

The event’s goal is to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community”.

Global Youth Service Day

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Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrate and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service learning.

9/11 National Day of Service

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9/11 National Day of Service

The day’s goal is to encourage all Americans and others to voluntarily support charitable cause, perform good deeds and engage in other service activities in observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.