28,000 Hours of Service

Congratulations Mary Jane at Banner Olive Branch—SMFBA June Volunteer of the Month!


Mary Jane is passionate about helping others in need and says that she received this gift from her father, Marvin Gibson, who was one of the original founders of the Westside Food Bank. Mary Jane first started volunteering at Banner Olive Branch in the spring of 1990.  Her first role was operating their food distribution program, called Care Club, which worked alongside Westside Food Bank.  Since then Mary Jane’s volunteer roles have volunteerevolved. She is now ordering and organizing office supplies, answering phones, and filing documents for the senior center. She is also in charge of scheduling all of the home-bound meal deliveries. Ivy Glinski, Director of the Senior Center, describes Mary Jane as a “walking encyclopedia” with her vast knowledge and experience from volunteering in Sun City and Banner Olive Branch.  Without her support, Banner Olive Branch would be very hard pressed to continue to do what they do on a daily basis to help those in need.  This past month, Mary Jane celebrated her 28,000th volunteer hour with Banner Olive Branch. It’s because of her commitment and dedication that we would like to congratulate all of her amazing work and name her our SMFBA June Volunteer of the Month!


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