Meet Our Volunteers
Our volunteer salute goes to John Bocek in Electronics. What other thrift store can boast having a former engineer with Gulf and Chevron in residence as its chief Stereo Tester? John, who knows stereos inside and out, works hard to put together component parts to create hi-end systems. John has been volunteering at The Caring Place since September, 2006.
Betty Miller, is in her 15th year as a volunteer at The Caring Place. Betty is the “Purse Lady” and she does know her purses, which means that the purses go to the best destination for sale: the Boutique, the general sales floor or Ebay. Betty also is a very active volunteer participant in the Soup Supper and Sweets, Treats, and Trees. Thank you, Betty. You are most definitely a “Fabulous Find.”
Carol Brinkmann (AKA the “Toy Lady”), has been a volunteer at The Caring Place for 13 years. The job is not a small one because we receive thousands of toys and toy parts every month. Carol knows toys and toy values, and patiently sorts the items, dresses the dolls who came in naked, bags and prices sets of toys, and merchandises the toy area in the store. Carol has been around long enough to have worked across the street at 2001; at that time, the toy department was outdoors in a non-climate controlled storage unit! Thanks for sticking with us Carol! We appreciate your dedication to The Caring Place.