At Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo, Volunteers breathe life into our Mission,
"We are God's hands providing housing, health, and hope to His children."
At CCDOK, we could not do the work we do without their support. Whether it is behind the scenes or having direct contact with someone in need, our volunteers send a powerful message to the person being helped:
You are worthy, You are valuable, and God loves You.
We are proud to introduce some of the dedicated members of the CCDOK Volunteer Team:
My name is Tony Dugal. God has blessed me with a loving wife, Sandy, and two amazing (adult) children, Kevin and Kathryn. Sandy and I are active parishioners at St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish in Kalamazoo.
We've contributed to many local charities over the years, and know Catholic Charities is one of the best, helping people in our community.
When the pandemic hit in March 2020 my commercial photography business was devastated. But I knew others faced much greater hardship, with job loss and hunger. One should not have to choose between paying rent or buying food.
I love serving others, and witnessing how Bread of Life impacts those in need. Meeting great people while delivering food is rewarding.
I recently retired from the West MI Cancer Center. I have three grown children and the cutest grandson. I enjoy gardening and spending time up North. I hope to relearn how to ride a bike and go new places with my husband.
The Kalamazoo Diocese helped me raise my family. I enjoy giving back to the community who supported me when I needed help.
I love supporting Catholic Charites and volunteering in the Caring Closet and seeing the positive outcomes. It makes me happy to be a part of a team who assists clients and helps to meet the needs of their family. Catholic Charities fosters hope in many lives, and I cherish the time I volunteer.