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Irwin Quinn '50

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Irwin Quinn '50 enjoys sparing a couple days a week helping a homeless shelter.

Every Tuesday and Friday, Irwin Quinn '50 and his wife Joyce volunteer for St. Vincent de Paul. Serving the San Carlos and Redwood City communities, Quinn and Joyce provide needed support to the less-fortunate.


On Tuesdays, they respond to house calls from those who are in need of food, clothing, and utility support. On Fridays, Quinn uses the computer at the Homeless Center to keep records of the food and clothing being distributed. He also keeps track of the clients using the free showers, haircuts and laundry services.


"Poor and homeless people are truly like us," says Quinn. "They are our brothers and sisters. Too often they need assistance because of the inequities in our system."

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