Volunteers are the heart and hands of IOCP. Their generous time, energy and savvy make our programs possible. From individuals and families to civic groups and corporations, volunteers are the service multipliers who grow our capacity to serve struggling families on a daily basis.
Each month, we highlight a volunteer from one of our many programs.
September Volunteer Spotlight: Sandra Ilse, ReSale 101
Like many IOCP programs, the ReSale 101 store is heavily dependent on the work of volunteers to keep it running smoothly. ReSale volunteer Sandra Ilse is one of those important volunteers.
Sandra began working with the resale store before it opened three years ago. At the time a recent widow, Sandra was looking for something to fill her weekends. Now retired, Sandra has increased her hours, and is quite enjoying it. Sandra says, “All the volunteers I’ve worked with are great. It’s fun to see what has been donated.” As a member of the merchandising team, Sandra helps to “plan the displays and the general look of the store.” Sandra also helps to organize the client services supplies.
When she’s not volunteering (which is rare), Sandra likes to spend time with her two sons and two grandchildren, sing in the choir at St. Bart’s church, and play clarinet in the St. Louis Park Community Band. Fun fact: Sandra’s interest in the clarinet was rekindled when she bought one from the resale store last year, proving there’s something for everyone at ReSale 101!
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