Kristi James and Massimo Tumini are volunteer models for our Vintage Fashion Collection — and walked the runway in our 2015 Glitter Gala and Fashion Show. Kristi learned about the volunteer opportunity, and was thrilled to learn that people of all shapes, sizes, and ages were invited to participate. After modeling at a few fashion shows and returning “ecstatic about how much fun it was,” she convinced her husband Massimo to join.
Carol strongly recommends volunteering at Goodwill, particularly because of the sense of community she’s experienced. “The staff are supportive of volunteers and are excellent teachers. The students are all trying to better themselves and taking on hard challenges – like learning a second language late in life. In my own career, many people helped me along the way, and I like being able to pay it forward.”
For nearly 25 years, volunteer Shirley Stubben has tackled project after project for Seattle Goodwill, approaching every job with a work ethic that's become legendary. What are Shirley’s words of advice for others considering volunteering? “Time is easy to give and so appreciated by nonprofit organizations like Goodwill - and it makes you feel good!”
Jenet Januto started volunteering first as a PEMCO employee preparing for the annual Goodwill Glitter Gala that raises funds for free job training and education programs. Now Jenet and her daughter, Jamie, encourage others to volunteer as well. “It is just one little way that I can help and have fun at the same time and that is why I keep coming back every year."