Glenn Mire & Barb Schofield
This month we are honored to highlight this amazing brother / sister team who truly display compassion for their neighbors in need. Immediately after Glenn took his first tour of HCC Phoenix two years ago he was hooked and knew he had found a place to serve. Glenn began volunteering from time to time at both HCC locations and, as he did, he noticed how fast product goes out the door to families. He knew he needed to do more to help replenish the product HCC hands out. Glenn has now created a network of drop-off locations around the Valley where clothing donations are collected and delivered to HCC. He is constantly passing out HCC collection bins to get not only his local neighbors involved but local businesses too! One person who became a ‘drop zone captain’ was his sister, Barb, who quickly took the collection process to an entirely new level! Barb, who lives in Sierra Vista, has donated over 700 bags of clothing. Barb recruited her local community of Sierra Vista working with estate sales representatives, and the flood of donations hasn’t stopped! “I get great satisfaction from knowing that I’m helping those that are less fortunate … that truly warms my heart,” commented Barb. “I speak with a lot of people explaining why I collect the gently used clothing. The community here has a lot of homeless, yet there are no places like HCC in our city. We are striving to bring such an amazing organization to Sierra Vista one day!”
Barb’s big brother, Glenn, added, “Knowing all of these donations collected go directly to those who need them the most, at no cost and with a lot of compassion and dignity, fuels my efforts. Anytime I’m experiencing some sort of breakdown in my own life, taking a truck-load of donations down to HCC reminds me that there is always someone who is dealing with much bigger issues, and it returns me to living in gratitude!”
All of us at HCC are extremely thankful for your outpouring of support and being true HCC Champions!