Pat Costello

Pat Costello has volunteered at STAND!’s Rollie Mullen Center for more than three years. For a few hours each week, Pat cares for children staying in the shelter while their moms participate in STAND!’s programs. Staff say she is diligent and dependable:

Pat has a gift for making the children feel welcome and easing their fears in a new situation. Pat’s genuine care for and interest in the children is evident in everything that she does from reading a book, to playing with them on the playground.
— STAND! staff

Pat goes above and beyond her volunteer duties, rocking a fussy baby for an entire morning to soothe him or checking in on each child’s status at the beginning of her shift. STAND! is deeply grateful for volunteers like Pat who help families heal from the trauma of family violence in such a caring and nurturing way. Thank you, Pat, for making an incredible difference and for doing so with excellence and passion.