Volunteers Love Working at Top Drawer

by Lori Feagins, Manager of Top Drawer Resale Boutique, benefiting Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care

Volunteers love working at Top Drawer! Why do volunteers enjoy giving back to Kansas City Hospice by donating their time?

“It warms my heart to hear personal stories from our customers who have also been touched by this wonderful organization.  In today’s world, it is such a joy to know that there are people who care.” ~ Linda Lerner

“I enjoy being at Top Drawer because I like people. It is as simple as that. It is amazing the conversations that take place between the customers and volunteers. Many times they just need to talk. I also am happy that our proceeds go to such a wonderful place.” ~ Jess Guislain

“I love volunteering at Top Drawer because I have the chance to meet remarkable women who have had diverse journeys in their personal and professional lives who now commit time each week to helping others through their volunteer effort.” ~ Sue Boxer

“To give back to Kansas City Hospice House for the care and peace they gave my husband.” ~ Sharon Mickelson

“I like volunteering at Top Drawer for the stories shared.” ~ Carol Barnett

“I enjoy working at Top Drawer to be a part of the mission of KCH&PC. Also the camaraderie between volunteers and customers makes me smile.  That’s why I asked for an application to volunteer the first visit here!” ~ Cindy Hatch

“I truly enjoy working at Top Drawer because the ladies I work with are wonderful.” ~ Carol Gould

“The phrase ‘It takes a village’ applies to the end of life for a loved one. Kansas City Hospice is a place of comfort, support, calm and hope in addition to excellent medical professional care. Because of that I am proud to volunteer at Top Drawer whose proceeds support KCH&PC which is a non-profit “village” for those who need end of life care.” ~ Diane Dermer

“I enjoy the work environment, excellent music and merchandising. It creates an overall atmosphere people appreciate and want to be a part of. The store is well organized and people always comment on how good everything looks. Clear objectives and assignments are delegated to me so it gives me a feeling of accomplishment.”  ~ Linda Stone

“I enjoy seeing repeat customers every week and they appreciate the attention we give them. It’s a privilege to work with such loving, caring and dedicated woman.” ~ Jean Davis

“Top Drawer attracts very pleasant people, and it supports a worthy cause!” ~ Linda Overbay

“I enjoy meeting different people and hearing their personal stories about the role Hospice has played in their lives.” ~ Jeannine Fortin-Fast

“I can be silly and the rest of the volunteers just jump in and join the fun!” ~ Jennifer Kanan

“Top Drawer is my second home.  The customers are my friends, the volunteers and Lori are my second family. The store is welcoming….like coming home each time I walk in.  Where else could I have such fun, feel valued, and still be contributing to people’s lives through Kansas City Hospice.”  ~ Sally Jenkins

Volunteer“I love the people, I love the clothes, I love the sales and most of all I love volunteering for such a great cause.” ~ Jan Agnew

“I’m very proud to be a volunteer for KCH&PC.  The stories our customers tell of their experiences only reinforce what I already knew….it’s an amazing organization! The ladies I volunteer with have become valued friends, and I look forward to seeing and spending time with them every week.” ~ Elva Cassity

“A wonderful cause and getting to know so many fellow volunteers.” ~ Barbara Goodrick

“Having personally experienced what Hospice means when seeing someone go through life’s journey, I want to give back with my time.” ~ Pat Dunnavant

“The newfound friendship and camaraderie that I have enjoyed since volunteering at Top Drawer have been both enriching and rewarding in so many ways.” ~ Marty Spencer

“I adore the people I work with! I like hearing the experiences our customers and donors share with us about how wonderful Hospice has been for them. The store is so great and our customers are wonderful!  Top Drawer is the total package and I’m privileged to be a part of it.” ~ Sharon Bower

“When I first retired a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to volunteer in some capacity. I feel privileged to volunteer at Top Drawer because so many lives are touched by hospice. It has become my “happy place.”  I enjoy the customers, my awesome co-workers and the amazing inventory!” ~ Donna Alexander

“I love the women, volunteers, customers and donors. The women are kind, compassionate, funny, smart and a joy to be around.” ~ Sheila Madden

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Interested in volunteering? Give us a call at 913.642.2292!

Can’t wait to SHOP! Come on over Monday thru Saturday, 10-5:30 at 9433 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206

The mission of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are affected by life-limiting illness or by grief. And, our vision is that each person in our community is valued from life through death and each family is supported in their grief.


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