January 12, 2017

Volunteer Spotlight – Brandi with Starbucks

Volunteer - Brandi Starbucks - YWCA Spokane WOC - resume supportYWCA Spokane would like to start the new year off by expressing our gratitude to one of our cherished volunteers, Brandi Kirk with Starbucks. As a part of Starbucks’s Pacific Northwest Women’s Development Network, Brandi has been able to consistently volunteer her time and services at the YWCA since late 2014.

Brandi has been an amazing asset to the YWCA Spokane in many areas including the Women’s Opportunity Center. On a weekly basis Brandi has provided job readiness support to women enrolled in our Women to Work program. Her friendly, positive attitude helps to create a welcoming environment for participants. She provides a wonderful example of professionalism, courtesy, and unwavering support that helps to instill confidence and courage to women seeking employment.

In addition to the many hours she has contributed to provide one-on-one and group support towards employment readiness services, Brandi and her team at Starbucks often volunteer to help out at fundraising events.

Donation - Brandi Starbucks - YWCA Spokane WOC CoffeeIn addition, Brandi and Starbucks have graciously helped stock our complimentary beverage station for participants, with delicious coffee. Brandi and Starbucks have contributed over 30 pounds of coffee so far.

The women we serve through the Women’s Opportunity Center are sincerely grateful for all the support they have received from Brandi. We can’t thank her enough for her ongoing dedication to women in our community.

Thank you Brandi and the staff at Starbucks! 

The Women’s Opportunity Center provides a safe and empowering environment for women to work on economic empowerment goals. Programs within the Center include Our Sister’s Closet – a donation based clothing boutique, Women to Work – a job readiness program, and Essentials – a trauma-sensitive soft-skill development curriculum.

By: Erica Schreiber

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