Letters to the Editor

Rosie’s Place thankful for volunteers

Dear Editor,

As Director of Volunteer Services at Rosie’s Place, I welcome the occasion of National Volunteer Month to acknowledge the more than 2,400 individuals who give

their time and talents to us each year. We are especially grateful to Back Bay residents Jim Wiess, who generously volunteers as a math tutor for students in our Women’s Education Center, and Debbie Wiess, who helped ESOL learners improve their writing during our recent Writing Café.

Rosie’s Place, like so many nonprofit organizations, relies heavily on volunteers to provide critical services to the poor and homeless women we serve. In the course of a year, volunteers contribute more than 60,000 hours of service, which is equivalent

to 30 paid employees. They enjoy teaching English to non-native speakers, preparing and serving meals in our dining room, bringing a group to cater a meal and leading arts workshops for our guests. We would not be Rosie’s Place without the amazing work of our volunteers.

Many volunteers choose Rosie’s Place because they feel strongly about helping poor women advance in our community. They find it rewarding to make a difference in someone’s life-no matter how small. Their contributions allow Rosie’s Place to continue to welcome every woman who comes through our doors with unconditional love, acceptance and support. We salute our volunteers and thank them for their gifts of kindness and caring, now and each day of the year.


Marty Wengert

Director of Volunteer Services

Rosie’s Place

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