Tiffany Hall joined C-TRAN as an Accounting/Payroll Specialist less than 3 months ago and is already making an impact in more ways than one.
During November, Hall coordinated a winter coat drive with C-TRAN’s administrative team and a non-profit organization that she volunteers at called Supporting Our Society. The donations by C-TRAN employees brought in more than 50 pieces of clothing, which go to Supporting Our Society to help give back directly to the people in the Portland-Vancouver area.
Hall’s sister India Hall, along with Michelle Davis and four other lifelong friends, founded Supporting Our Society with the desire to help others in need while making a positive impact in their community. This was Supporting Our Society’s fifth annual winter coat drive.
The donated coats are given away to homeless people and low-income families who simply cannot afford a warm coat. According to Hall, Supporting Our Society has collected a total of more than 2,000 coats this holiday season.
One of Hall’s great joys of giving back to the community is being able to help children. One child really wanted a Seahawks jacket, and Supporting Our Society was able to locate one through their donation boxes.
“You leave there feeling like a million bucks, knowing you helped a kid get their favorite jacket,” says Hall.
The Winter Weather Coat Drive donation boxes were on the C-TRAN campus for almost a month, but Hall says she extended the deadline because the support was incredible.
Hall hopes that in the future she can continue to expand the donation boxes to other locations. Supporting Our Society is constantly looking for small businesses to partner with.
“It’s about the word of mouth and people being open to listen,” says Hall. “Once you see the impact on the community, it’s really inspiring.”
Other than being a “payroll goddess” for C-TRAN and volunteering at Supporting Our Society, Hall somehow finds the time to volunteer at Rose Haven, a Portland-based organization serving women, children and others in need. Hall plans to teach computer classes in 2019 for people looking to enter or re-enter the workforce.
When asked where her inspiration to volunteer comes from, Hall didn’t hesitate to give all the credit to her parents.
“I’ve never heard or seen my father tell anyone ‘no’ when they were in need. My parents were examples of how it’s better to give than to receive … they instilled that idea in us at such an early age.”
Hall has two sisters, and both of them actively volunteer as much as possible.
“I just give and volunteer because it’s the right thing to do” says Hall.
For more information on Supporting Our Society, visit its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Supporting-Our-Society-SOS-861421387349492/