Making Compassion and Volunteerism Fashionable: Mary Bays, Volunteer of the Month


July 11 2012 Mary Bays

Congratulations to Mary Bays for being Met Council’s June 2012 Volunteer of the Month! Mary is an exemplary volunteer who continuously demonstrates commitment and kindness to staff and clients alike. With a full time career as a designer, she still makes time to lead volunteers once a month at our Senior Lunch Program, as well as give up free time to lend her sewing skills to Met Council. We cannot thank her enough for always going above and beyond for us!

Mary is originally from West Virginia and has made her life in NYC by becoming a successful designer. She not only creates her own beautiful pieces, but teaches her art to others at three NYC fashion colleges. She is compassionate and caring in her career and carries it onto her volunteering.

Mary is a dedicated Volunteer leader for Met Council’s Senior Lunch Program in which she coordinates volunteers who serve a hot kosher meal and socialize with low-income seniors. Volunteers in the past who have had the pleasure to work with her, commend her cheerful personality, professionalism, and style.

Here at the volunteer department, we are glowing about Mary because she never hesitates to lend her skills when called upon. She solely volunteered her free time to sew yards and yards of tablecloths for our lunch programs!

“Not only is she a role model in the fashion industry, but she is an inspiration for us here at Met Council’s volunteer department. I wish we had more willing and able volunteer leaders like Mary- we couldn’t have accomplished our goal of making and using reusable tablecloths without her” said Simone Carvalho, AmeriCorps volunteer coordinator for Met Council.

Mary says about her Met Council volunteer experience, “I love to see the happiness and sense of community that is created through the programs here. For me, I truly appreciate the chance to give back to a community and a city that has given so much to me.”

We are grateful and would like to acknowledge all her hard work by prizing her as June 2012 Volunteer of the Month!


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