Carol C. and her husband moved from New York City to Washington, D.C. in May 2012, and have since become part of the spiritual community at St. Thomas’ Parish. Carol had always been an active volunteer, and she wanted to become involved in her new city as well. At St. Thomas’ she serves as a Sunday greeter, helps with the monthly meal we provide at Christ House, and also organized the coffee hour reception for Bishop Mariann’s recent visitation.
After reading about the organization N Street Village in Street Sense, the local homeless newspaper, she began serving at their night shelter as an overnight volunteer, and later took on other volunteer roles, including helping at Miriam’s House, the Village’s residence for women living with HIV and AIDS. This past fall, she participated in the organization’s Community Walk to raise funds and awareness about homelessness. Most recently, she made a donation of 31 hand-knitted quilts to the residents of the Village’s night shelter. She had coordinated with a childhood friend in Michigan to organize quilting circles, so that each woman living in the shelter received her very own blanket for Christmas.
Thanks to Carol (and her friends in Michigan) for sharing her time and gifts with our parish and community!