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Mollie – Impacting Young Lives at the Y

June 2020

When the Coronavirus hit, YMCA branches across the country closed their doors to members, uncertain of when they could reopen to the public. Demand of frontline workers created an urgent need for childcare for families of medical personnel, essential employees and first responders… and Mollie was ready to answer the call!

For four years, Mollie has worked at the West Chatham YMCA in Pooler. With her warm, gregarious personality, the toddler room is the perfect place for Mollie. A typical day at Mollie’s job includes ushering children to their classrooms in the mornings and assisting in the classrooms in the afternoons. She enjoys doing art projects, playing games, and reading books to the children. “I like working with kids of all ages!” she said.

A coworker said, “Mollie is a caring and a giving person. She makes everybody feels taken care of. She makes sure the children have everything they need. When Mollie walks in the room, all of the children’s faces light up! They all run to her, reaching to be picked up.” She is a natural caregiver through and through.

Mollie’s Job Coach, Alina, describes her as a versatile worker and woman who has lots of goals and passions. “Mollie is always eager to go to work whenever she is needed and in any classroom that she is needed. She’s a very independent woman. With some of her work earnings she stays busy with crafts, going out with her family, and taking care of her cat.”

When asked if she wanted any other job, Mollie said emphatically, “No! I want to work here until I retire!” and from the sound of it, her coworkers hope so, too.

Thank you for continuing to support success stories like Mollie’s, where she is working in her chosen field and impacting young lives every day!

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