Material Donations Manager
How long have you been at Goodwill?
What brought you here?
While managing Under One Roof in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to involve our organization as the host site for Goodwill’s Community Jobs Program. It was such a truly rewarding experience that the connection inspired me to become part of this organization. Goodwill is contributing so much to improving our community.
What inspires you at Goodwill and how has it fueled your work?
The importance of community development merged with the key principles of sustainability are factors that interest me in Goodwill’s role as a community leader. I most enjoy developing relationships that empower people to make the Bay Area a better place to live. My role at Goodwill gives me the opportunity to work with government agencies, community organizations and the business community. I appreciate seeing our Goodwill team in action throughout our three-county service area. Our Goodwill donation team is committed to changing lives, enhancing communities and helping the planet.
What does goodwill mean to you?
Recently, our donations team helped produce the “Phyllis’ Clothing Drive” in Novato. Meagan, a 15-year-old Girl Scout, volunteered to help promote this event in Marin County. She called schools, talked to local newspapers and worked with area churches to promote the event. Her energy was infectious to our organizing group. This was for a one-day community donation event. Clothing and household donations were translated into vouchers for clients from Ritter Center and the Novato Human Needs Center to be able to shop at Goodwill. Because of Meagan’s work we were able to issue over $12,000 in Goodwill vouchers to people in need.
What’s your favorite Goodwill article of clothing or item?
Many years back, I found a 1966 copy of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” by Julia Child.