Volunteer of the Week

Dec. 07, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

Mary Lloyd

Yates Baptist Church

Volunteer for more than 20 years

Mary Lloyd has a passion for special shoe boxes -- Operation Christmas Child boxes. Through her quiet encouragement, Yates Baptist Church has increased the number of OCC boxes from 11 in 2000 to a high of 616.  As a servant leader, Mary’s direction helps the church fulfill its desire to show the love of God around the world.

At an age when many older adults are pulling back from volunteer roles, Mary has given countless hours  creating promotional materials and enlisting others to provide everything from socks to toothbrushes to candy for packing in boxes. Each box has to be inspected and repacked before it continues its trip to parts unknown. Mary has a group of volunteers that helps her with this task.

Thank you, Mary Lloyd, for telling the OCC story in such a way that people are inspired to give!