Nordstrom Arden volunteers with Wellspring Women’s Center and Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer

Nordstrom Days of Caring brought four separate groups of volunteers over two days from Nordstrom Arden to United Way certified partners Wellspring Women’s Center and Habitat for Humanity.

At Wellspring, both groups helped serve breakfast to women and children in the Oak Park community. Volunteers helped prepare and serve the meals to guests, in addition to having friendly conversations and getting to know people coming through the doors. At Habitat for Humanity, volunteers helped in the ReStore warehouse, keeping busy sorting, organizing, stocking and pricing donated items such as gently used appliances, furniture and construction supplies.

Wellspring Women’s Center is open Monday through Friday, offering a nutritious breakfast daily to over 200 women and their children daily as well as a play area for children. During the afternoon, guests may obtain mental health counseling from a staff social worker and interns. Wellspring staff members assist guests with referrals for needed services, and local agencies provide outreach at Wellspring so that community resources are not duplicated.

Habitat for Humanity builds affordable housing for qualified Sacramento low income families, sells these homes at cost and provides no down payment/zero interest mortgages. In addition to the construction process, the organization manages the ReStore which recycles donated items such as gently used appliances, furniture and construction supplies back into the community to help support the organization. If you haven’t visited the ReStore yet, check it out! There is something for everyone.

The volunteers at both locations enjoyed getting to know each other better and making a difference at the same time. Staff at both organizations were extremely accommodating and wonderful hosts. Thank you again to all volunteers from Nordstrom Arden! Your time and dedication to our community do not go unnoticed.