Giving back with Sandi

Volunteers are a vital part of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton, and without these dedicated individuals it wouldn’t be possible for Habitat to help families in our community.

Sandi is a friendly, passionate, and generous person who has brought joyful enthusiasm to our ReStore since her first shift back in early 2021. Having worked in the recreation industry for most of her life, Sandi became a ReStore staple because of her bubbly personality and an incredible can-do attitude. Her volunteer journey however began many years ago when she volunteered on four build sites with her City of Edmonton and WCA colleagues. “Being able to physically help a family build their home then being fortunate enough to watch them move into that same home we spent months working on was amazing. I have fond memories of working with those families and being a part of their homeownership process.”

As a ReStore greeter, Sandi interacts with all shoppers, volunteers and associates as if they are a part of her family. With a huge smile on her face, Sandi explains that the decision to donate her time and volunteer at the ReStore at the height of the pandemic was an easy one.  From the very first time Sandi walked into a ReStore to shop for tiles with her father to recurring shopping trips on her own for her crafts, Sandi knew that she wanted to be apart of a team that is part of the housing crisis solution. “I love people and I’m a social butterfly, so I wanted to be useful. I wanted to give back to my community and to an organization I believe lives up to what it stands for.”

Sandi stands out as an extraordinary member of our volunteer team, and we’ve the luckiest Habitat to have her!