“John F. Kennedy once said, ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.’ In a lot of ways, that speaks to my work here at Mosaic.”
-Kirk, Mosaic House volunteer
Hundreds of volunteer applications are received annually at our office. A majority of those individuals never step foot at Mosaic; however, those that do help us impact thousands of lives each year. Last year, over 500 volunteers put in more than 10,000 service hours. Some of our volunteers taught ESL or yoga classes, played outside with the kids, landscaped, hosted holiday parties, or even treated our clients to a spa day. Some helped with our outreach efforts enabling us to distribute over 100,000 brochures across North Texas. Some hosted donation drives or shredded old files for us. These volunteers are college students, corporate executives, girl scout troops, and community members that all share one thing in common- they give time from their busy work lives, weekends, and holidays to help survivors of human rights abuses.
April is National Volunteer Month and we’re celebrating by highlighting some of our awesome volunteers. Our work simply would not be possible without the endless efforts of our volunteers. We’re kicking off the month by introducing you to Kirk. Kirk has been volunteering with Mosaic for over a year by picking up food from the North Texas Food Bank and bringing them to Mosaic House. Every week he unloads his car, organizes the food pantry, and restocks as needed. His support is deeply appreciated as most of our clients would not be able to put food on the table without these essentials. Sometimes during holidays or in the summer, you can even spot his two boys lending a hand in our food pantry as well. Thank you Kirk, Henry, and Charlie for all your hard work and dedication to serving the women and children at Mosaic House!