Good Shepherd Shelter is very grateful for the Loyola Marymount University students that have volunteered at our school over the years. The service organizations that have chosen Good Shepherd Shelter as their service site have always brought joy, care and love to the children that we serve. We are especially grateful for Brian Infante, a MAGIS man who truly has embodied the Jesuit value, Men For Others. We are especially proud of him for receiving the Riordan Community Service Award from the Riordan Foundation this week.
During the ceremony, Brian recounts what he has learned during his time at Good Shepherd Shelter. He describes moments in the Early Childhood Development Center where the toddlers have taught him language and science with their interactions. Mr. Brian, or Mr. Bian as many call him, has a gentle and free spirited demeanor that has given the children the opportunity to explore and grow.
What is so incredible about what volunteers are able to witness is the transformation within each child. Each family has different traumas and experience but in the end the change and healing is always the greatest thing to be a part of. The love and joy that is felt at Good Shepherd Shelter gives anyone who enters the property a sense of home, the way it should be- peaceful, safe and loving.
Thank you Mr. Brian for your service and dedication to the children at Good Shepherd Shelter.