Columbus Gives Back will select a volunteer each month that displays excellence in community service. We will spotlight each individual and provide some information about them to applaud their giving spirit and a job well done! The volunteer will also receive a small prize from the organization.

Our volunteer of the month for June 2019 is … Mary Louise Hawkins!

We asked Mary a few questions about her CGB experience:

1. How and when did you become involved with Columbus Gives Back?

I am a retired dietitian who became very unhappy after the election in 2016. Decided to get out my house and become active as a volunteer for all marginalized people. I first learned about Columbus Gives Back when I went to volunteer at Rickenbacker Woods.
2. What is your favorite CGB event?

My favorite event was making blankets. The meade/cider was outstanding. I was not be to do the blanket with out help but there was help. I also go to the Faith Mission and help with wrapping silverware and napkins in a bag. It is work the staff does not have to do. I ordered blankets to made myself . I also volunteer at Citizens For Humane Action, Life Care Alliance, and Yes We Can.

Thank you, Mary Louise, for being a great volunteer and a wonderful person!