This month, we caught up with Pat Tibbetts-Blair. Pat has been volunteering with Store to Door since 2015. She is an indispensable help in many ways, and even does the accounting on Thursdays in Beaverton!
Q: How long have you volunteered with Store to Door? What have you been helping us with?
A: I think I started February 2015. I started off under Nancy’s tutelage by putting the aisle number on the shopping lists. A few weeks later I went to the Hollywood store to see the layout and created a master aisle matrix. A couple years later we started shopping at the Beaverton store, and I went on a recon to learn the aisles at this store as none of the stores have the same layout. When the Beaverton store came online, I was checking the shoppers carts for accuracy. Most recently I have started doing the accounting on the clients receipts.
Q: What do you enjoy most about volunteering with Store to Door?
A: Everyone is very friendly and really care about the people they are helping, from the order takers, to Sue making sure coupons are attached, to the actual shopping of the order, to the ultimate delivery to the client. The drivers I have met at the Thursday Beaverton store really take care of their clients and some times sneak little “goodies” into the order…flowers, a pack of M&Ms, little things that mean a lot to the client.
Q: What is on your calendar that you are excited about this year?
A: I have two trips scheduled to warm, sunny places before mid May. ?
Q: If you had only one sense (sight, hearing, touch, etc) which would you want and why?
A: Sight – you can learn to read lips, and see people’s body language, you can work on the computer, you can see the change of the seasons.
Q: What would be the title of your memoir?
A: The Cat is Out of the Bag (actual work in progress)
Q: When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time?
A: One of my other volunteer jobs is with Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood. I enjoy working with animals and frequently have foster cats and kittens in my extra bedroom. I also enjoy bird watching and am usually out early in the morning during the summer time.