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Volunteer Spotlight: Kelly Snider

Kelly Snider: Super Volunteer

KellySniderHow long have you been volunteering with WTAP?
I started volunteering in 2007 with my two children. We loved the diversity of every delivery we helped out with. I have been a part of deliveries, the Clothes Closet and Adopt a Family (holiday event).

Tell me about some of the people you’ve met while working with WTAP?
While we have short interactions with those receiving our donations, the volunteers that I have met over the years, remind me of the goodness and kindness of others. I appreciate meeting new volunteers, and am always delighted to see returning faces on deliveries and at the Clothes Closets.

Why do you choose to donate your time to WTAP? At this point, I can’t imagine not volunteering with WTAP. I leave deliveries feeling so fortunate. Fortunate to have connected with other great volunteers, and fortunate to connect with refugee families who are so grateful for our assistance.

Describe an experience you had while volunteering that made you realize you were making a difference.
Truly, each delivery, Clothes Closet event, Adopt a Family event, I hope to make a difference for the volunteers and those who are receiving our services. When refugee families find that their apartments feel more like home, when small children find clothing that fits, and when a refugee father said Thank You for all of the gifts he received for his children during our Adopt a Family event – that fills my heart. Seeing volunteers cleaning kitchens, playing soccer with children, making beds, finding a cool Sponge Bob shirt for that 6 year old little boy – reminds me why I get up on Saturday’s and do what we do!

What do you do when you aren’t volunteering?
I am lucky to work with a great consulting organization, we design, develop and facilitate training programs for large corporations. When I am in the office, I am a project manager and when I am out at client site, I am facilitating training events.

What secret powers or talents do you have?
Unfortunately no secret powers! I enjoy cooking, reading, hiking, entertaining and being with my family.

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