Randall Donner
Randall Donner, Communications Senior Professional

Celebrating Volunteers with Disabilities


Warm, delicious, homemade cinnamon rolls. The anticipation. The smell. The taste.


This week is a good opportunity to share just a few of the things people served by Mosaic do for others, such as serving homemade cinnamon rolls. That’s what Daniel does as part of Mosaic Thank You Sunday for churches in the Des Moines, Iowa, who have provided Christmas gifts for people served by Mosaic.

He bakes them with his Mosaic at Home provider, Daryl, and serves them up with a heart-felt “thank you.”

Sounds good to me.

In San Angelo, Texas, Tommy Bullard is so conscientious about picking up trash, he got an Adopt-A-Spot sign in his honor. Tommy attends a senior center program the city offers. It is located off a busy street, near railroad tracks. Tommy, who loves to clean, is conscientious about picking up the trash he finds littering the area.

Why does Tommy do it?

“I am working for Jesus and them,” he said.

Here’s a few of the other things happening across Mosaic:

  • Mary Donohoe volunteers at a church every Wednesday evening in the pre-school program. She’s been doing it for three years now, long enough to see a few children graduate the program and see their younger siblings enter it.
  • In El Paso, Illinois, Mary Hanson has helped serve a church-sponsored meal for veterans on Veteran’s Day and volunteers twice a month sorting and tagging clothing at a community thrift store.
  • In Rockford, Illinois, a group of five from Mosaic volunteer every Tuesday at a local church. One Tuesday every month, they make 150 sandwiches and deliver them to a homeless shelter. Other weeks, they work in a food pantry or help clean the church.

The volunteer list could go on and on.

If you know anyone who is working as a volunteer, take a moment and tell them ‘thank you.’ It is often hidden, behind-the-scenes work. But the world is a better place because of them.

I wish I could give ‘em all cinnamon rolls as a way of saying thank you.

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