This month, we caught up with Ann McGranahan, who has volunteered for more than 110 hours since 2020 as a Volunteer Shopper and Checker at our Hollywood Fred Meyer shopping location!
Q: How did you first get involved with S2D?
A: I retired from State Department of Human Services the first of July 2020. I wanted to find volunteer opportunities that would help out in the community so I looked up Hands On Greater Portland and found Store to Door.
Q: What keeps you busy when you are not volunteering with S2d? (job, school, hobby, family, pets)
A: I like being busy so I am a volunteer staff member at my church – I work on Vulnerable Children activities. I help coordinate our Foster Parents’ Night Out, I work with Every Child Oregon on getting items for foster children and also helped organize decorating some of the visitation rooms at the new Gresham DHS office.
I also volunteer with Catalyst Partnerships that helps low income seniors and disabled stay in their homes by providing needed repairs at no cost to them.
Q: What is something that your fellow volunteers would be surprised to know about you?
A: My husband and I love to travel and are hoping to visit all of the 63 National Parks. Currently at 27 of them.
Q: What would you tell someone who is thinking of volunteering with Store to Door?
A: It is a very worthwhile volunteer activity. First, there is the fun of the treasure hunt in finding the requested items – some I have never heard of or seen. Then there is the connection with the people who are requesting – it is an honor to help them get groceries/items they need and provide a bit of connection!