Volunteer Highlight

Name: Dale Brown
Store: Stoney Creek Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “I only just started on February 4, 2016.”
  2. Their favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “I haven’t bought anything as yet.”
  3. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “I love to rag out (taking out old stock) and work on electronics.”

Name: Kenny Kay
Store: Stoney Creek Thrift Store

  1. How long they have been volunteering with us? 
    “I started on February 11, 2016.”
  2. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “I love ragging out (removing old merchandise).”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “My greatest find has been the new friends that I’ve discovered since working here.” 

Name: Rosalie Lungaro 
Store: Stoney Creek Thrift Store

  1. How long they have been volunteering with us?
    “I started on January 18, 2016.”
  2. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “I love to ragout.”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find?
    “I love to find anything with ‘BLING’!”

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Name: Evangeline Bernardino
Store: Waterdown Thrift Store

  1. How long they have been volunteering with us?
    “I started February 1st 2016.”
  2. What made you decide to volunteer with us?
    “I was shopping all the time at the store (Waterdown), I love the store wanted to volunteer to help and also to learn. Hopefully  I will have a chance to get a job.”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “A sweater.”
  4. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “I am happy  to help customers and work together as a team and family. Everyone is so nice!”

Name: Ann Seminerio 
Store: Waterdown Thrift Store

  1. How long they have been volunteering with us?
    “I’ve been volunteering since January 21, 2016.”
  2. What made them decide to volunteer with us?
    “I want to give back, plus I feel  joyful after working here.”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “An old fashioned picture frame is definitely my favourite find.”
  4. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “Helping guests is favourite task .”

Name: Chris Yardley
Store: Waterdown Thrift Store 

  1. How long they have been volunteering with us?
    “I started January 22, 2016. I like volunteering here so much, I hope to one day work in one of the Thrift Stores. “
  2. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “My favorite find has been the classic CDs.”

Name: Adam Quarrington 
Store: Waterdown Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “I started on February 13th 2016.”
  2. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “my favourite find has been a computer monitor.”
  3. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “Organize the household items has been my favourite task.”

Name: Alan Ellis
Store: Waterdown Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering?
    “I started on February 10th”
  2. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “My favourite find has been finding nice clothing for my grandchildren.” 
  3. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “I like volunteering because it gives me something creative to do in my retirement time.”

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Name: Rylie Clements 
Store: Hamilton Mountain Thrift Store

  1. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “My favourite find has been all the housewares to decorate and accessorise rooms.”
  2. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “Working with the staff and meeting guests.”

Name: Justin Cinelli 
Store: Hamilton Mountain Thrift Store

  1. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “I love the electronics.”
  2. What is an overall highlight of your experience? 
    “My favourite task is putting away all the cool new household items, it keeps me busy.”

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Name: Barb Bondy 
Store: Guelph Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “I’ve volunteered for the past 6 months.”
  2. What made you decided to volunteer with us?
    “I’ve Shopped here for years and now retired and wanted to give back to the community.”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “My favorite find is an artificial outdoor tree.”
  4. What is an overall highlight of your experience? 
    “Interacting with guests and the overall accomplishment when my shift is complete.”

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Name: Brendan Thomson
Store: Georgetown Thrift Store

  1. How long they have been volunteering with us?
    “I’ve been volunteering for 4 years”
  2. What made them decide to volunteer with us?
    “I started volunteering because I like Salvation Army Thrift Store and want to make a difference.”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “I love finding all the cool Christmas stuff we get in!”

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Name: Jerry Johnson 
Store: Niagara Falls Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering?
    “I have been volunteering for the last four years.”
  2. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “It’s hard to pick one job, I enjoy them all. I just like working for Cate (Niagara Falls Thrift Store Manager).”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “My best find has been a golf club and hockey cards. “ 

Name: Roxanne Johnson
Store: Niagara Falls Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “For the last two years.”
  2. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “I enjoy sorting through the jewelry that comes in.”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “My best find has been a necklace and Spider Man items I got for my grandson.”

Name: Pat Ward 
Store: Niagara Falls Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “For the last 4 months.”
  2. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “I enjoy sorting jewelry. “
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “A necklace I love.” 

Name: Nicholas Piner-Rittenhouse 
Store: Niagara Falls Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “5 months”
  2. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “My favourite task us helping with donations.”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “Favorite find are old model cars.”

Name: Flo Watson
Store: Niagara Falls Thrift Store 

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “For the last two years.”
  2. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “My favorite task is setting up displays.”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “My favorite find are teddy bears.”

Name: Leanne Finn 
Store: Niagara Falls Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “Two months.”
  2. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “I love sorting clothing.”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “Cloths for school.”

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Name:  Susan Fadden
Store: Ajax Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “I have volunteered at The Salvation Army for almost 3 years on May 7th. The store is located close to my home; it does not take long to walk here.”
  2. What made you decide to volunteer with us?       
    “I had not worked for quite a while and heard about The Salvation Army volunteering program.  I wanted to have some recent experience and get back into a routine.”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “I found several books on Laura Ingalls Wilder in which are hard to find.  I have always loved Little House on the Prairie.”
  4. What is the overall highlight about volunteering at the Ajax store? 
    “I love to organize the reading books, so that customers can locate items easily. Some customers know me by name.  Everyone works well and care about others.  There is a lot of laughter as well. “

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Name: Adam Chaplin
Store: Hamilton Downtown Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “I have been volunteering with the Salvation Army Thrift for the last 10 months.”
  2. What made you decide to volunteer with us?     
    “My main reason was to gain some work experience .”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “My best find was a backpack which I take pretty much wherever I go.”
  4. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “My main highlight has been meeting new people and making new friends.”

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Name: Samuel Tupas
Store: Brampton Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “3 months”
  2. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    Comics”
  3. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “Great people to volunteer with.”

Name: Chandrawattie Sing
Store: Brampton Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “14 months.”
  2. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “Clothing for the kids.”
  3. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “Giving back to non-profit makes me feel good.”

Name: June Haliburton
Store: Brampton Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “1 year and a half.”
  2. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “Kitchen accessories.”
  3. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “It is exciting to see what comes in every day.”

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Name: Darla Newman
Store: St.Catharines Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “For half a year.”
  2. What made you decide to volunteer with us?
    “I volunteers because I like to help out my favorite thrift store.”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “A picture frame that reminded me of my mother.”
  4. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “I love to do night clean up.”

Name: Carol Dyke
Store: St.Catharines Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “For over 10 years.”
  2. What made you decide to volunteer with us?
    “I like volunteering. Last year I was a part of last year’s Send a Kid to Camp campaign and it was fabulous!”  
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “My favorite find is an office chair.”
  4. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “I love to do clean up on Sale days.”

Name: Matt Dionne
Store: St.Catharines Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “1 month on a 4 month co-op.”
  2. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “My favorite task is putting away and displaying household items.”
  3. What is your favourite thrift store find or treasure?
    “Two Canadian geese that I put in a big basket with plastic easter eggs for easter weekend.”

Name: Veronica Min
Store: St.Catharines Thrift Store

  1. How long have you been volunteering with us?
    “1 Month”
  2. What made you decide to volunteer with us?
    “I love to volunteer and help people.”
  3. What is an overall highlight of your experience?
    “My favorite task is cleaning furniture and organizing the electronics area.”