Gary McLaughlin believes in doing his part in the community and is pleased to be able to do so at Roots & Wings.  The organization’s mission of assisting youth who have aged out of the foster care system, appealed to Gary and he wanted to be a part of helping our young clients achieve self-sufficiency.
 
“I wanted to do my part and help a great cause,” he said. “Being a mentor at Roots & Wings has allowed me to get involved, help others and be of service.”
 
Gary has been a volunteer at Roots & Wings for four years and has mentored two young male clients.
 
Mentors play an important role at Roots & Wings and Gary hopes that what he brings to the organization as a mentor will have a positive impact on our young clients.  “I’m hopeful that in my role as a mentor, I can be a sounding board. I want to offer my mentee patience, wisdom and perhaps teach him a few life lessons.”
 
When Gary isn’t mentoring at Roots & Wings, he enjoys a good game of tennis, hiking and reading.