Thanks to Epiphany League Member Terry Keyes!  Your desire to help those in need is changing lives. Thanks to Epiphany League Member Terry Keyes!  Your desire to help those in need is changing lives.

Thanks to Epiphany League Member Terry Keyes!  Your desire to help those in need is changing lives.

July 15, 2014

 
1. When did your interest in service come about?

Epiphany Center supporters Brenda MacLean and Lisa Gruber encouraged me to get involved about eight years ago knowing I like to help people in need. I attended the Benefit Party & Show and that was all it took…

2. How did you decide to choose to volunteer your time on behalf of Epiphany Center?
Epiphany Center’s cause is a worthwhile and rewarding one--helping the at-risk women in any way possible to better their lives did not need much thought.

3. What is your favorite Epiphany Center memory?
Having lunch with the clients is the most fun and interesting to me. I really enjoy hearing their stories and seeing them enjoying time with their children.

4. What have you learned during your time working with Epiphany Center?
How important the littlest things can be to make someone feel good and not to take anything for granted.  When it comes to the clients, doing the smallest thing can mean the world to them.

5. What or who inspires you?
The sisters are all inspiring in their selfless work. I’m also inspired by the joy seen in the mothers’ and children’s smiles. I know what happens to those who do not reach out for help and I am inspired by those who have the courage to ask for help and the strength to get themselves out of seemingly hopeless situations.

6. Of the five major Vincentian Values of Respect, Compassionate Service, Simplicity, Advocacy for the Poor, and Creativity, which one is your favorite to practice and why?
Compassionate Service:  I have the time and ability to help those in need, and I like helping at the grass roots, hands-on level.

7. What do you enjoy most about volunteering here in the city of San Francisco?
I am a native San Franciscan and I simply enjoy giving back to a city I love. I like helping people in the community to better themselves and enjoy their lives in the city.

8. Favorite spot in SF?
The Presidio

9. Where were you born?
I was born and raised in San Francisco. I went to an all-girls school for 13 years! Katherine Delmar Burke School.

 Are you interested in joining the Epiphany League?  Please contact Mary Rhoades at (415) 351 4055 or mrhoades@theepiphanycenter.org.

The purpose of the Epiphany League is to raise funds to ensure holistic care for the most vulnerable women, children, and families in San Francisco, to directly benefit clients through service projects, and to broaden community awareness of Epiphany Center.

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