We want everyone to know that our volunteers are the heartbeat of every HCC shift! This month we are thrilled to introduce you to our great friend and amazing volunteer, Michelle. Michelle, originally from Kansas City, moved to Phoenix in 2011 with her husband and is a fleet account manager with QuikTrip. This sweet couple cherishes their two fur babies and time spent with their large extended family.

Michelle is a rockstar volunteer who runs our donation room. She greets walk-in gifts-in-kind donors, processes donations, and helps to keep everything organized. “The most rewarding part of volunteering at HCC is making an impact in our community and seeing all the lives we touch every shift,” added Michelle.

“Michelle has now been volunteering with us for two years and she is one of the best! Some volunteers are built to use their talents behind the scenes and Michelle does that well several times a month. Her organizational skills help keep all of our donations in order and we love the care she takes when new donors come in to donate!” said Nicolee Thompson, HCC Executive Director.

When we asked Michelle, what volunteering at HCC means to her she replied, “DO IT! We all learn together and, by sacrificing a few hours, we are able to make a difference and change lives in our community. I believe showing love to others by volunteering lets our clients know that people do care about them, God cares about them and it gives them motivation to get through hard times.”

“Michelle is eager to help whenever she can, even if it’s coming in only for an hour on her day off! When she sees something in the donation room that needs to be done, she takes the initiative, problem solves and jumps into action!” commented Lori Schweighardt, HCC North Phoenix Director. “Michelle is one of the hardest workers at HCC! Because she serves behind the scenes you may not recognize her face, but with she is instrumental to our operation!” added Adrie Olson HCC Volunteer Coordinator.

We are so thankful for the time, effort, and heart that Michelle pours into the mission of HCC! Michelle, along with 2,000 additional volunteers annually, is the only way HCCs are open now six days a week! “HCC has been an answer to prayer for me. I have made great friends, and it allows me to pursue my passion of helping others!” added Michelle.

There’s still time to volunteer this summer, sign up today!

Fill out a volunteer application here.