Jeanne White, Volunteer

I had a great time volunteering.  I was personal shopper and then did the kids games.

It was a very unique and humbling experience.  I remember the names and faces of all the individuals I had the pleasure of assisting in the store.  I heard so many great stories and everyone of them were so thankful and truly appreciative of the items they received.  I had one man so excited to get a sewing kit so he could repair jeans that he wanted to be able to use again.   They didn’t have any pants that were an exact fit for him so he took a pair that were to long so he could cut the bottoms off and planned to use the sewing kit to repair holes.  It was all I could do not to cry because he was so excited to receive a sewing kit, the kind that the hotels put out every day and so many don’t give a second thought to.  

I met a woman and her 3 daughters who were very excited to play the games.  I made the mistake of saying the ring toss was a game just like at the fair, without the thought crossing my mind that they had never been to a fair.  Something that seemed so everyday normal and these kids and their 30 year old mother had never been.  The little girl just kept saying she wanted to see a fair, because she was having so much fun doing the games.  She was really good at them to.  Her mom said they had never been to Chuck E Cheese or anything like that because of money and that her daughter’s birthday is in a couple of months and she just keeps asking her if they can go.   I took her number it is my intentions to give her a gift certificate so she can take her kids.  I can’t help but think how many times I have been to fairs and events and Chuck e Cheese on numerous occasions with my son, family, friends and now grandson .  Something I have taken for granted so many times and these kids would consider a dream come true.

I can’t even begin to tell you what a great experience it was.  Thank you for all the work you did to make it successful for all the Chase employees.

Melissa Romine, Volunteer

I love volunteering for “Good Neighbors Picnic” it is such an inspirational event to be able to feed the less fortunate and welcome them to a beneficial free event. My heart goes out to the families and I wish I was a billionaire so that I could have given each one of them $1 million apiece. However the “Good Neighbors Picnic” committee is a God send and a blessing to our community. I always have a wonderful time working the registration table and conversing with Margaret Rankin, she is a wonderful person. It’s always a pleasure networking and meeting new people.

Elena Lubenets, Volunteer

I took my ten years old daughter and she was helping a lot. Later that evening we attended my friend’s party and she had some other quests over and my daughter all of them that her dream is to help MORE those who are less fortune! I strongly encourage other people to bring their children to events like that! She also said she will do even better at school, and then will go to college so she will have a good paid job.

Sultana Nahar, Volunteer

I worked as the Entertainment help and later, end up working as personal shopper at the clothes Shelter. It was very rewarding working there as a volunteer. So many things to learn! I enjoyed working with all the volunteers at the Clothes store. As if they are really sales person of that shop and promoting the sale, style and materials. Watching those volunteers, I have seen the example and learned that whatever you do, do the best of you! Regardless of who you are and you are working for whom! 

Tim Ingrim, Volunteer

I worked in the store and it was a great pleasure talking with our neighbor’s.  Their stories were so touching and at one point I had to walk away because it was so emotional. This event needs to be done at least twice a year and maybe we can do a fund raiser to make it happen.

Jewel Manley, Volunteer

I also had an opportunity to be a shopper.  It was very rewarding and I look forward to volunteering again.  My granddaughter, Shayla Ford and my Niece, Chantel Strickland joined me for their first volunteer effort.  I wanted them to experience the joy of helping others.