Five days a week the volunteers of Crossroads deliver mail, provide over 200 warm meals, distribute toiletry kits, build sandwiches and provide individual job training counseling. And, we truly could not have served as many clients as we did in 2017 without the help of our volunteers. As we springboard into the new year, we want to take a moment to showcase and applaud our volunteers who went above and beyond in 2017.
Robert, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, with a background in software and development, returned to Atlanta after a series of life changing events that included divorce, unemployment and an estranged family. Like so many others before him, he found his way to Crossroads and the Renewal Project, which helped him regain control of his life.
Recently, Robert graduated from Georgia State’s Robinson College of Business, with an MBA in Finance, Real Estate. And, for the last 9 months, while pursuing his degree, Robert served as a volunteer in Clyde’s Kitchen, working tirelessly serving the guests five days a week.
When asked why he decided to volunteer in the Kitchen, Robert replied, “I really like school, but I do not feel fulfilled unless I’m doing work that makes the world a better place. Making our guests feel comfortable helps make the world better by restoring a person’s dignity.”