Meet our Volunteer of the Month, Edye Mitchell!

“Edye has always been willing to go above and beyond! She made herself available to overnight during Christmas which was so helpful to us and the clients. It’s a pleasure to watch her interact with the women in the house while overnighting and to watch her grow in her own recovery while doing it. She is a precious angel”

– Kristen Andrus, Lead Program Coordinator

Edye + The Magdalen House = 💚

What has volunteering at Maggie’s done for you?

Well, I guess a year ago it was a feeling of belonging to a family. A safe place with no judgement and continuing on my sober journey that I knew I needed to stay on. I had become very undependable over the years and needed to keep showing up until being dependable became second nature to me. The first time I was praised for helping really surprised me. I didn’t expect that… I just thought that I was needed and showed up. Now, and for some time, I look forward to coming up to Maggie’s and helping out. I dearly love overnighting. I am always humbled by being able to share, care and love the ladies, knowing we are all the same and are here for each other. They help me as much as I am helping them. A sisterhood for life.”

– Edye Mitchell, Volunteer of the Month

Started volunteering:

March 2021

Has donated a total of:

533 hours! This is valued at $15,000 for our organization, meaning Edye has allowed us to send 10 women through our two-week First Step program at zero-cost!

You can usually find her:

Sitting at the dinner table at Maggie’s, connecting with the clients and helping them to feel welcome and loved.

I’ve never seen her without:

Her inviting smile!

One time she:

Edye was in our First Step program while we were in the process of moving from Redwood to Gaston. The day after she completed the program, she was back as a volunteer and helped us to reorganize our storage pod. She was so helpful and we were impressed by her willingness to help and give back!

Our favorite thing about her is:

Her dedication to the women in the house!

The Magdalen House wouldn’t be the same without her because:

Our overnight volunteers are extremely important to us. They stay at Maggie’s overnight out of the goodness of their own hearts to keep the women safe and on schedule. Edye has covered several overnight shifts at the last minute, and is so loved by the clients and the Maggie’s community.


If you’d like to support our mission through volunteering, we’d love to have you!

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