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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
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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