volunteer stories

Blanca and Gil Fontes

Blanca and Gil Fontes believe in the importance of giving back to the community. Their commitment to this belief is easy to see.

13 years ago, Blanca signed up to volunteer at the House. She gradually increased her volunteer hours and in 2004 she was honored at the Volunteer Center of Rhode Island’s Annual Gala.

Blanca currently volunteers as a Shift Relief Manager twice each month and she even recruited her husband, Gil, to help starting in 2003. Gil also believes in volunteering as he is a member of the Shriners and donates his time to attend nearly 100 events each year as “Gilly the clown.”

Both Blanca and Gil have become invaluable to the House. Through their dedication, friendly dispositions and overwhelming generosity, they help make this House a warm and pleasant place.

We are fortunate to have volunteers like the Fontes who dedicate themselves to serving the House and the community.