MOWSF Blog | Volunteer News
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (MOWSF) Volunteer Denny Bailey was named “Volunteer of the Week” for April 30, 2015, by the Marin Independent Journal.
Denny, age 39, has volunteered with us since December 2012. He’s made lots of deliveries during that time, bringing microwaves, refrigerators, heaters and more to MOWSF seniors. He’s also taken on handyman tasks, from fixing doors to changing light bulbs, and helped clients with computer and electronics issues. And, as if that wasn’t enough, in the past few months, he’s helped two seniors move, including a gentleman in a wheelchair who was finally getting relocated to a lower floor.
Denny even brought donated furniture from Oakland to an apartment in San Francisco. A formerly homeless woman had finally moved into housing but had only a mattress on the floor, a small table and her cat. Through the wonderful efforts of the nonprofit Grateful Gatherings, MOWSF was able to connect her with furnishings to finally make her place feel like home. But it was Denny, along with MOWSF Manager of Volunteer Programs Jan Busch, who got the new bed, bed frame, bedding, kitchenware and chair from the East Bay-based charity to their excited new owner in San Francisco. Thank you, Denny!
Denny’s pic in the Marin Independent Journal:
Source: Denny Bailey is Marin IJ volunteer of the week for April 30, 2015
Denny first learned about MOWSF while at Golden Gate University. “Once I discovered they needed more than just food deliveries, it seemed like a good fit,” he says. Before moving to SF from Ohio, Denny had volunteered with a local coop, helped with community gardens and volunteered with other non profits like the Ohio Wild Life and Rebuilding Together — Central Ohio, where he repaired tools. “Unlike tools and animals, seniors are much more appreciative, and I like helping neighbors,” he says.
This fall Denny will be starting a MBA program at Hult International Business School, where he received a scholarship for social impact. He’s considering focusing his studies on entrepreneurship. “I was thinking I could use my time there to start a grocery concept in Bayview,” he says.
Here at MOWSF we are connected to thousands of seniors. So many of them could use a helping hand with simple tasks. Consider joining us as an Urgent Needs Volunteer. You could make deliveries of nutritional supplements, like Ensure, or come to a senior’s aid and tackle a few small tasks around the home.
If you’re interested, please contact Danie Belfield, Director of Volutneers, at (415) 343-1311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.