Seniors’ first choice for food and independence
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Volunteer Skills Match Seniors’ Needs

Two women use a tape measure to measure insulation for blue fabric bags

Volunteers Sherry and Susan helped our senior clients by sewing insulated grocery bags for transporting cold foods.

Every year hundreds of Store To Door volunteers take seniors’ grocery orders and shop store aisles.  But did you know our volunteers share their skills  in other ways, too?

For example, just this morning we posted a need for volunteer receptionists. They work at the front desk of our Roseville office, taking calls from seniors and caregivers seeking services for themselves or their loved ones.

And last fall volunteer Sherry Lundquist led a team who sewed a new supply of insulated blue bags that keep refrigerated and frozen food items cold during shopping and transport to seniors’ homes.

Skills of All Kinds
The fabric bags were handmade and embroidered with a Store To Door logo by volunteers who love to sew. They cut bolts of material into the correct size, assembled kits of fabric and thread, and then worked from home to make 120 bags.

Sherry sourced the materials, scheduled volunteers, arranged for pick-ups of kits and returns of finished bags, and collected volunteer hours.  Plus, she sent personal thank-you notes to everyone who helped.

You Can Give Time and Talent Too
Store To Door is grateful for the many hours contributed by Sherry, her sewing team and every volunteer who answers the call for help from local seniors who want to remain independent in their own homes.

To find a fit for your skills and interests, check out our volunteer opportunities page.  Then fill out an application, or call or email Carolyn, volunteer program supervisor, at 651-642-1892 or carolyn@storetodoor.org.

 

 

 

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