Meet our Volunteer of the Month, Nellie Gibson!

“Nellie overnights regularly and has come to First Step’s rescue more than once when we have been in a bind to find an overnight at the last minute. She is always willing to be of service and always has a smile on her face while she is doing it.”

-Kristen Andrus, Lead Program Coordinator

Nellie + The Magdalen House = 💚

Started volunteering:

September 2021

Has donated a total of:

269 hours, which is the equivalent of $8,057! That’s enough to put FIVE women through our two week First Step program. Thank you Nellie!!

You can usually find her:

Staying overnight at The Magdalen House. Helping to answer phones, support clients, and ensure everything is running smoothly.

I’ve never seen her without:

A super cute dress on or her Big Book of course!

My favorite thing about her is:

Her fire for helping other women.

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

As an Overnight Volunteer, she provides us with an invaluable service! Without her we could not provide the quality services that we do for alcoholic women and their families.

Here’s what Nellie has to share about volunteering at Maggie’s!

How do you put “Gratitude in Action?”:

“Gratitude for me is more than simply recognizing the good. For me to fully practice gratitude, I also need to pay it forward. I can do this by as simple as thanking the people in my life for all they do, but gratitude in action means I take it farther by helping others as a volunteer at Maggie’s. And I’m able to give back to the women at Maggie’s the gift of HOPE that was so freely given to me when I needed it most.

This is something I feel passionate about, This helps me feel even more grateful for what I have today.”

-Nellie Gibson


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

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