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The call came in on my cell phone. He had to speak with me right away. Even though it was a holiday. A volunteer had been approached by a community member with an offer for a used laptop for $30. When the volunteer started it up he realized that i ... [read full post]
One of the recurring disappointments of working at Oasis is how often things disappear. Some of the incidents are understandable (e.g., a community member who skips items they will not use but then takes two items they really want; a volunteer tak ... [read full post]
No thank you. That was the response from a community member when I put a box with numbers in front of her. (We now use a lottery system for people using our food bank so that they do not wait in line for hours in the cold and wet to be first throu ... [read full post]
Experiencing a sense of achievement is an important part of a joyous life. Some of our community members do not often have an opportunity to appreciate that emotion. Certainly our volunteers get to experience achievement frequently. As a person wi ... [read full post]