Laurie Schulzetenberg is proud to call Interfaith Outreach her “happy place.” She enjoys giving back to her community and has met some wonderful people in the process. In 2016, Laurie found herself with some extra time and decided to search out opportunities at Interfaith Outreach. Her positive attitude and past retail experience made her a perfect fit for Resale Select. Now you can find her working behind the scenes – accepting and sorting donations, organizing, straightening and sometimes supervising volunteer groups.
Laurie has experienced many rewarding moments. One day a Somali woman explained that her young daughter had developed a huge interest in reading after receiving some children’s books from Resale Select. Prior to that, the girl didn’t like reading at all. Now both were beaming from ear to ear with thankfulness! The mother was proud of her daughter’s eagerness to learn and the daughter was excited her mother was so happy.
Another tender moment occurred after a woman, who had just had a great shopping experience at Resale Select, confided she had terminal cancer. Laurie knew they had all helped to make her day brighter.
Laurie’s advice is to check out the volunteer opportunities at Interfaith Outreach, pick your passion, support our community and have fun. Thanks, Laurie!