Opportunity House Core Values Champion: Debbie

Core Values Champion Debbie Colon

Celebrating Debbie, our Core Value Champion for Opportunity House. Each day these individuals demonstrate the core values in their work.

Name: Debbie

Title:  Assistant Teacher, Second Street Learning Center

Core Value Demonstrated: #3 We know the power of going above and beyond.

Living our core values:  Debbie always gives more than she is asked to give.  She takes pride in her work and gives 100% effort in all that she does at the Learning Center.

Debbie is always going the extra mile for the infants and toddlers who are under her care. Debbie spends a lot of her time teaching toddlers how to eat, and working one-on-one with children who need extra support. Debbie is punctual and is always willing to stay after her schedule to meet the needs of the students.  Her coworkers note that she is always willing to help in other classrooms to ensure we are providing Keystone 4 Star quality childcare each day.

Thank you, Debbie, for your willingness to help make a meaningful impact on the lives of the children in the Second Street Learning Center.

 

 

 

More About Opportunity House

Embracing Sustainability at Opportunity House

Sustainability is a core principle that drives Opportunity House’s actions. Our Reuse and Recycle initiative stands as proof of our dedication to shrinking our environmental impact. By redirecting over 1,000,000 pounds of waste from landfills, we play our part in fostering a cleaner and more eco-friendly planet.

When you step into OppShop, our thrift store located at 3045 N. 5th Street Highway in Muhlenberg, you’re in for an exceptional experience. The store offers an array of gently used clothing for the whole family, as well as furniture, housewares, bakeware, and small appliances – all eagerly waiting to discover new homes. And guess what? Every single purchase at OppShop contributes directly to our homeless programs. This means you’re not only getting something wonderful for yourself, but you’re also lending a hand to those in need, including homeless veterans in Berks County.

The strength of Opportunity House comes from the combined efforts of the individuals, communities, and partners who share a belief in the potential of positive change. We invite you to be part of our journey in crafting a brighter, more compassionate future for everyone. Your support, whether it comes from shopping at OppShop, volunteering your time, or spreading awareness, is an investment in the lives of those we’re dedicated to assisting. Together, we can continue to reshape narratives, instill hope, and leave a lasting mark on the lives of individuals and families right here in Reading, PA.

 

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