This month, we chatted with Store to Door Volunteer Sherri Eliason! Since starting as an Order-Taker, Sherri has joined our Free Food Box Program as a delivery driver, and has given nearly 150 hours of volunteer time since 2020!
Q: How did you first get involved with Store to Door?
A: I first got involved with Store to Door because I wanted a volunteer opportunity where I could serve the community and make a real difference in people’s lives. When I heard about the different volunteer opportunities at Store to Door I was really excited. I am recently retired after working as a hairdresser for 40 years and was looking for a way to contribute to the community.
Q: What might other volunteers and clients be surprised to learn about you?
A: Something that volunteers and clients might be surprised to learn about me is that my daughter is Cassie Sorensen, Program Director for Store to Door!
Q: How have you volunteered with us, and how does volunteering with Store to Door fit into your life?
A: I began as an Order Taker and did that role for about 6 months. Then I found out about the Food Box Program and I knew that was what I wanted to do! I became a Delivery Driver for the Food Box and started as on-call. But I enjoyed it so much that now I have a route every Friday! I enjoyed the Food Box deliveries so much I decided to also volunteer as an on-call Driver for the Grocery Delivery Program!
Having a route on Fridays and being on-call Wednesday and Thursday fits my schedule well as I am caretaker for my adult daughter, Heather, who has Downs Syndrome. Heather and I are blessed to have my wonderful husband, Doug, in our lives and he is a great step-dad to both Heather and Cassie. My family are my heroes and they help me stay grounded, engaged, and excited about life and my work.
Q: What would you tell someone who is thinking of volunteering with Store to Door
A: If someone is thinking about volunteering with Store to Door I would whole heartedly recommend it! The staff is amazing, helpful, and thank me every time I see them. What they don’t realize is how much I love the clients and look forward to having my routes each week! This has been a wonderful experience with a wonderful agency. I always come back home uplifted and happier than when I left.