Friday, September 14, 2012

Store Volunteer Highlight -- Andrea

Andrea has been one of our awesome weekend volunteers since the beginning of July.  She first got connected to the Habitat for Humanity Store in Bellevue by seeking an internship opportunity. As a student at the University of Phoenix, her studies require a certain amount of field work or service hours with a local non-profit organization. Her interest in promoting affordable housing led her to us.
Like most of our volunteers, Andrea has worn many hats and has helped out with various aspects of the Store’s operations. In addition to providing excellent customer service, helping price and stage items, and managing inquiries at the front desk, she has helped our Store manager develop a list of schools/churches/businesses for donation outreach.  Her help has been invaluable in our ability to connect with more people in the community!  
Andrea says her favorite aspect of volunteering at the store is “engaging with the customers, volunteers and staff.  It is fun to see what treasures customers find” –she’s even found a few treasures of her own for her craft projects.  Even though her internship will come to a close, she’ll have good memories: “It is a lot of fun; you get to meet great people (volunteers, staff and customers).  Also, you are helping affordable housing.” 
We’ve appreciated your positive, can-do attitude and willingness to learn new things; thank you for all that you do, Andrea!

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