35 Volunteers for 35 Years

by | Apr 25, 2023 | #Gratitude, #Women, Community, Volunteer

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Congratulations to our Top 35 Volunteers of 2022! We celebrated BIG this year with 35 Volunteers for 35 years since The Magdalen House was founded.

Your impact is one that will last for years to come. THANK YOU for putting your gratitude in action and keeping our budget sustainable so that we can continue to provide our free services to alcoholic women and their families. We could not do what we do without you.

We are inspired by your selfless acts of service and are so grateful for each and every one of you!

Top Volunteer:

Edye Mitchell

“I love our volunteers! They are so welcoming and make our community inviting to everyone that visits Maggie’s whether they are in recovery, new to recovery, family members, or friends. Alongside all they do in during their shifts, they bring an inspiring warmth and joy to the house!”

-Sierra Godfrey, Communications Manager


Ashleigh Castleberry

Lisa Kondikoff

Lynne Miner

Andrea Williamson

“I love our volunteers because they are always willing to help out in any way that is needed! Their passion for our organization is truly appreciated!”

-Melissa Retzsch, Director of Development

Community Assistant:

Madeline Burch

Kirbie Derick

Clara Pettit

Our volunteers are helping to restore families in ways we never imagined and are very valuable to the community!

-Patrice Olootu, Lead Program Coordinator

Meeting Chair:

Kate Olen

Deanna Richardson

Carolyn Ross

“I love our volunteers because even though they come from all different walks of life, they all have this common goal of helping alcoholic women. I just think it’s so cool to see a group of people all come together as strangers to help out with a project at the house, and then leave as friends!”

-Kelly Williams, Volunteer Program Manager

Maggie’s Women’s Group:

Jo Jo Marshall

Jonna Stout

Patty Watson

“I love our volunteers because they always out preform when it comes to helping with daily tasks and because they serve our community with exceptional value throughout the year!”

-Renee Rochin, Volunteer Coordinator

Trader Joe’s:

Lynn Hailstone

LaToya Haynes

Sue Hilton

“I love our volunteers because they help make our events possible and take care of the smaller details so we can focus on the big picture!”

-Whitney Mask, Development Manager

Maggie’s Shopper:

Andrea Mayes

Vicki Page

“Our volunteers are the reason why Maggie’s is so magical. They come in and love the women without even knowing them. They give from the heart and without reservation.”

-Michelle Killian, Next Step Coordinator

Debi Hanson

Vicki Johnson

Catherine Stewart

“The most important person at The Magdalen House is the volunteer/client. The Magdalen House volunteers/clients are not dependent upon us; we are dependent upon them. Volunteers/clients are not an interruption of our work; they are the purpose of it. We do no favors by being of service; volunteers/clients do us a favor by allowing us to do so. Volunteers/clients are not outsiders to our work; they are our work. Our Mission begins and ends with our volunteers/clients. Our Vision is measured by how well we serve them.”

“The above quote is our staff creed and to me summarizes what the volunteers contribute to our mission. Without our volunteers we would not be able to do what we do. We have such an amazing group of volunteers who are integral to our mission to helping alcoholic women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery.”

-Teresa Hollingsworth, Program Manager


Mandy Turnbaugh

“Because they are one of the many miracles we get to witness at Maggie’s! When one person gives their time so freely to help another, without expecting anything in return, it’s a really beautiful thing to be a part of.”

-Kady Younkman, Director of Community

Special Events:

Sarah Anderson

Jayne Mulholland

Amy Nunez

“I love our volunteers because they give freely of their time to help, and that is the best gift you could ever give and receive! And to watch them grow is such a blessing!”

-Brehn Hanson, Community Program Manager

Family Support:

Judy Cogan

Laurie Evans

Floyd Ross

Deborah Tomlinson

“We are so lucky to have the most generous and willing volunteers!”

-Natalie Shortt, First Step Coordinator

Donated Meals

Diane Brooks

Amanda Dickstein

“I love our volunteers because they all have different talents and gifts that they use to give back to Maggie’s in different ways.”

-Susie O’Hara, Director of Operations

Around the House:

Mike Jarvinen

Hope Moore

Chris Stapleton