Mark was a cashier at the Christmas Store, his first-time volunteering at the Store. He first heard about the Store through a friend at church and registered to volunteer right away. Mark comes from Panama City, Panama. Mark shared his thoughts with us:
I wanted to serve in the community, to network, connect with people, and make new friends. What I would say to people is "Come and see what this is all about." The Storeis about sharing, connecting with people, and serving the community.
My experience with the Store has been great. It has been awesome. I get to see people smiling through their masks even though I can't physically see the smile. I can see it in their eyes, and you know they're smiling. You can see the joy of having the gift for their kids. That's why it has been the best experience working with people from the church community. So far, my most memorable experience has been seeing someone with a lot of gifts because you can see the joy in their face.
- Mark (Volunteer)