One of our Associate Volunteers, Janet comes to us through the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, a great organization that pairs volunteers with local non-profits. We couldn’t be luckier than to be paired with Janet! Every Thursday she can be found hard at work, having quickly mastered the ins and outs of life here. Even knee surgery and jury duty could not keep her away for long. She keeps us organized in our office, clean and tidy in our living space, and is a trustworthy presence to guests and staff alike! Not to mention, everyone has second and third helpings whenever Janet makes dinner.
Janet was first connected to Ignatian Volunteer Corps through St. Xavier church, and came to Lydia’s House in September of 2014. Her favorite aspect of time here has been getting to know everybody, especially residents. In her time outside the house she is busy quilting, reading, hiking, and traveling. Fun fact: Janet just got back from Iowa, which is the 49th state she has visited! Hawaii is the last one on her list, and assures us she will make it there as soon as possible.
She would also like to share with her adoring public that she probably gets more out of this relationship than the house does (though we doubt anyone could benefit more than we)!
Thank you, Janet!!