I am so grateful for this golden opportunity. SFBFS gave me a chance to regain my confidence after being unemployed for nearly three years and countless job searches and interviews. I am now able to provide for my children and myself and live our organization’s mission of being self-sufficient and financially independent.
Working in Guest Services has also made me humble when I see people looking for help for food or clothing every day. It reminds me that we can all be so close to needing assistance. It also reminds me to be grateful for what I have. I am also blown away by the volunteers who show up every day to help our organization; I now know that they are all angels from heaven. I am also proud to be a part of the staff at SFBFS, who relentlessly help people and who are so giving and caring.
I have the best of both worlds when it comes to family. First, my immediate family and secondly my new SFBFS family, ALOHA NUI LOA.
Submitted by Ross Fontanilla, Guest Services Coordinator