At Heirlooms Thrift & Gift, We’re fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers who give generously of their time and talents to support the store—and ultimately, Hospice of the Red River Valley’s mission. The Volunteer Spotlight celebrates their contributions to the store and organization.
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Volunteer: Angie Kallmeyer
Location: Fargo, N.D.
Volunteer role: Heirlooms Thrift & Gift volunteer
Volunteering since: 2017
Why do you choose to volunteer with Heirlooms?
My daughter needed volunteer hours, and I heard about Heirlooms through my friend Roxanne. I thought it would be something my daughter and I could do together. I was also happy to find out that Heirlooms supports Hospice of the Red River Valley. Both of my husband’s parents received care from Hospice (in a different state), and I wanted to find a way to give back to a cause that had helped our family during a difficult time.
What is your favorite food to make or eat?
I love to cook and bake just about anything. Indian food is one of my favorites, but I also never met a cookie I didn’t like. I also love to decorate cakes/cupcakes. If only I could find someone else to clean up the kitchen and do all the dishes when I’m done!
What hobbies to you enjoy?
My favorite place to be is outside—pretty much anytime of the year. I love to garden in the warmer months and cross country ski when we get enough snow in the winter. I also run outside year-round (unless the wind chill is below -10, I have to draw the line somewhere!).
Do you have a motto or philosophy you live by? What is it and why?
The motto I live by is, “I can do hard things.” Whenever life gets challenging or I see something that I may want to try, but my fear is getting the better of me, I remind myself that I can do hard things. “Hard things” can be physically challenging like a triathlon (I’m not an athlete) or challenges within my family. My hope is that when my family sees me doing things or coping with things that are hard, it will inspire them and remind them that they can do hard things, too!