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Dégagé patron volunteers give back each week in dining room

Our Patron Volunteer Program gives our patrons the opportunity to volunteer their time and talents in our Dining Room. Once a volunteer serves 20 hours, they are presented with a certificate of recognition and are invited to our monthly pizza party.
Tim preparing dinner for our patrons

Tim preparing dinner for our patrons /Bob Kreter

Our Patron Volunteer Program gives our patrons the opportunity to volunteer their time and talents in our Dining Room. Once a volunteer serves 20 hours, they are presented with a certificate of recognition and are invited to our monthly pizza party.

This certificate is much more to our patrons than just receiving a piece of paper. I’ve witnessed several of our patrons’ sense of self-worth increase tremendously because they are able to give back.

Sylvia has a gift for song and shares her beautiful voice in our Dining Room to spread the joy and love of Christ.

Michelle volunteers because she loves to help others, especially her family and friends here at Dégagé.

James has a passion to cook and assist on the grill or in meal preparation.  

Each story is unique, but all have the opportunity to use their gifts and strengths to help further the mission. Sylvia, Michelle, and James are three of many patron volunteers who choose to reflect the love of Christ each week in the Dining Room. Altogether, our patron volunteers have put in over 700 hours this year. In these hours, smiles have been shared, opportunities have arisen, and a sense of dignity and respect have been enriched.

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