A group of dedicated A-team volunteers from Kohl’s #197 City of Industry & #590 Chino Hills traveled to HFH GLA’s warehouse office in Carson, CA to help out on preparing for their upcoming event, Power Women Power Tools. PWPT is a Hollywood charity event attended by various power women dedicated to giving back to their community.
As volunteers, we were assigned to set-up, stuff and package gift bags for the guests. The gift bags were filled with all types of products from Neutrogena, OPI, who manufactured a special shade of Pink just for the event named “Power Women Pink,” Disney & Warner Brothers DVD’s, Books, Sony merchandise, gift cards and other goodies. The gift bags are eco-friendly canvas totes (donated by Eco-Bags.) We set up an organized assembly line so every bag would have exactly the same quantity of merchandise. We were impressed by the brands and quality of the giveaways that were present.... we wanted to take some home ☺
Task number two was to clean and polish Pink hard hats and label them PWPT for the women volunteers to wear. For the sake of humor, a few of us volunteers decided to try them on, took some pictures and...Yeah!
We also name-tagged and labeled T-shirts by American Apparel. The shirts were different colors to differentiate team leaders, volunteers and crew leaders; shirts were also available in kids’ sizes for, well the kids...Being that there were celebrities attending, we saw some familiar names on the list such as Raven-Symone - a bit star struck but I kept it discreet☺. The shirts were boxed and organized so distributing them would be smooth during the event.
It was a pleasure working with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. Being around the architects, construction workers and other dedicated volunteers was such a gratifying experience. Their positive energy and enthusiasm gave us such motivation and drive to work, which at the end of the day paid off.
Among the Kohl's A-Team volunteers were: Alexandria Lopez, Clint Roy, Christina Aguirre, Sangita Patel, Maritza Macias, Esther Crosley, Lillian Douglas.
Check out our photos from our volunteer day below!