When you pay a visit to our attended donation center at Volunteer Plaza, you will be enthusiastically greeted by the ray of sunshine that is Annie.
Annie started her career with Goodwill Tenneva in October 2018 as a donation attendant at the attended donation center in Jonesborough, TN. She brings joy everywhere she goes, having also worked at attended donation centers in Elizabethton, Blountville, and Bristol. After spending 10 months bringing smiles to the faces of donors in Bristol at our former retail location, Annie assisted operations at our Trader’s Village location before making her home at our attended donation center at Volunteer Plaza.
Annie is one-of a kind: she brings kindness, warmth, and positivity to Goodwill Tenneva. Donors constantly compliment her kind personality, and how she can turn a gloomy day into a bright one. To meet Annie is to make a new friend.
When asked what she loves most about working at Goodwill Tenneva, she exclaimed that there were MANY things she loves, and that she could not pick just one! She loves meeting new people, and she loves serving a higher purpose with her fellow team members. She feels strongly connected to Goodwill’s mission because she feels 100% supported not only by her direct supervisor, but by the entire executive team.
“Goodwill is a remarkable place to work: a place where I am recognized as an individual. I love my job, and the people that I work with. They’re just great people!”
Annie loves that Goodwill sees her abilities, and gives her the opportunity to grow each day. She says that thanks to Goodwill Tenneva, she is able to carry out meaningful work while completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. She will soon begin studies toward her Master’s degree!
The next time you make a donation at our attended donation center at Volunteer Plaza, be sure to tell Annie hello!