Volunteers of the Month
Fran Hoffman and Bonnie Tuepker
Fran and Bonnie met while working at the Absolute Sewing Factory in Rolla, Missouri in the late 1990’s, and been good friends since. Bonnie began volunteering at the St. James Caring Center in 2016. Two weeks later Bonnie encouraged Fran to come on board. Bonnie told Fran “it was something to keep her occupied”. They work together in the clothes sorting area of the St. James Caring Center. The sorters are behind the scenes that keep the St. James Caring Center going. They are responsible for sorting donated clothing, tagging, and hanging items in designated areas on the sales floor. Not only are the ladies great friends, but they also have a lot in common. They both enjoy the outdoors. Fran especially likes working in her flower beds and Bonnie relishes outdoor activities. When asked about their future, they both intent on taking it easy and do what retirement people do.
We at the St. James Caring Center want to thank Fran and Bonnie for all they have done for us. Stop in the St. James Caring Center Thrift Store to visit with them at 113 W. Eldon St. Store hours are 9am – 4pm Monday through Saturday. 573-265-2047 Check out our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stjcaringcenter