This month, we caught up with Store to Door Volunteer Melissa Sheets! Melissa has been volunteering with Store to Door since 2019, and has given nearly 270 hours of her time as a shopper, checker, and order taker in support of our homebound clients!
Q: How did you first get involved with Store to Door?
A: I began volunteering with S2D alongside my daughter when she was a young teen as a way for us to connect and spend time together. The organization’s mission resonated with me, as I have a background in nutrition and have always been passionate about promoting food security. Volunteering with Store to Door allows me to merge these interests along with my commitment to ensuring access to nutritious food for those in need. I also have an aging father in another state, so I understand the challenges of caring for loved ones from a distance and appreciate the meaningful impact this organization has on individuals and families.
Q: What keeps you busy when you are not volunteering with Store to Door?
A: When I’m not volunteering with S2D, I spend my time renovating houses with my husband (he builds, I design), supporting my two kids in their teen and early adulthood goals, and loving on my two fur babies: Pluto and Cleo. I also have daily meditation and yoga practices and do a lot of crocheting, reading, and cooking.
Q: What would you tell someone who is thinking of volunteering with Store to Door?
A: For anyone considering volunteering with S2D, I’d say that the time invested is multiplied many times over through the rewarding experience of connecting with clients. Beyond that, you also have the opportunity to build meaningful friendships along the way, making it a fulfilling and enriching journey for both volunteers and those we serve!
We are deeply grateful for all of Melissa’s volunteer work helping to sustain independent living for homebound seniors and adults living with disabilities! Thank you Melissa!