Olivia Devereux first started volunteering at Calvary Women’s Shelter in 1998. Now, over 10 years later, Olivia is on the Board at Calvary and still loves the volunteering experience. Introducing the second generation of Devereux volunteers to Calvary, she brought her little boy with her to the Shelter one recent Sunday to serve a meal – “the women loved him and I was glad to get to introduce him to everyone.”
Speaking of kids, Olivia has some experience with celebrity children from when she worked in a clothing store in London. Helena Bonham Carter walked in and bought baby clothes from Olivia that her children were later photographed in!
Olivia can’t wait to be greeted on November 20th by “all the smiling faces of people who are walking to support Calvary and finding out how much money we raised for the shelter!” She remembers her first Walkathon four years ago as the perfect introduction to the Walk – the November weather was beautiful that morning and she loves the scenic walk route through D.C.’s historic downtown.
Not only is Olivia participating in the Walk on November 20th, she also hosted a mini-walk last week at Koons Tysons Chevrolet to benefit Calvary!
What drives Olivia to walk for Calvary year after year? For her, “there is no better organization to be involved with… Once a woman is a Calvary resident, not only is she no longer homeless, but she is on her way to a better life.”
Take a look at Olivia’s Walkathon Page to see her progress.
If you haven’t signed up yet, please join Olivia and the rest of Calvary’s Team for the Walkathon (choose beneficiary code DC010): www.helpthehomelessdc.org